Tuesday assorted links
24 May 2022 | 4:40 pm

1. Motorcycles and ferries are dangerous, in that order. 2. More on civil defense in Taiwan. 3. The great Dervla Murphy has passed away. 4. Last payphone in NYC to be removed. 5. Emily Oster makes Time 100 most influential people list. 6. To what extent is tritium a limit on nuclear fusion? 7. RH […]

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Why We Can’t House the Homeless
24 May 2022 | 11:25 am

During the pandemic, New York State allocated $100 million to turn struggling New York City hotels into low-cost housing. What could be simpler? Hotels are already used to house people so converting a hotel to more longer-term housing ought to be much simpler and cheaper than building from scratch or converting a parking structure into […]

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Thinking at the margin
24 May 2022 | 7:33 am

So why don’t poor Arkansas people currently living in homes move there [California]? Because they’d be homeless. But homeless people in Arkansas are already homeless, so they benefit from all of the positive factors that make LA a desirable place to live, without the drawback of paying high prices for an apartment. That is from […]

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