Economics:[Ec1] People willing to dispose of conveniences will be allowed to fly more cheaply than people who indulge themselves with them. Cool. (Well, up to a point. Bathrooms need to stay free.)
[Ec2] The Atlantic would like to wish you a happy holiday, you gluttonous cretin.
[Ec3] Via James K, our latest export to New Zealand is Black Friday.
[Ec4] Spain wants you to stop using cash.
[Ec5] Finally! Someone explains the NES Classic Edition to me in words I can understand. The TV thing is lost on me since I keep a laptop hooked up to our televisions.
[Ec6] Ed West explains how you can be against the elite, even if you’re pretty rich and pampered yourself. Just as the non-wealthy need the wealthy to advocate for them, so it goes in other arenas.
[Ec7] Good news! We no longer need concern ourselves with Paul Krugman’s alien invasion.
Education:[Ed1] Some school rezoning has been delayed because this sort of thing is complicated even when there are no Republicans involved.
[Ed2] The New York Times has a good look at which states are experiencing the brain drain and the brain gain. It’s not entirely what you think. Less red vs blue and more reddening vs blueming.
[Ed3] In part because the educational divide and its effect on our politics and our nation.
[Ed4] Donald Trump to the rescue!
[Ed5] Jason Bedrick takes issue with the New York Times’ characterization of charter school research.
[Ed6] Look, if my kid has a teacher with the nickname “Paedo” I’m going to have questions. That said, there were two coaches in my school system that got in trouble for inappropriate sexual behavior, and both were pretty well known to students.
Europe:[Eu1] Chart: Multigenerational living in Europe.
[Eu4] Alison Smale and Steven Erlanger declare Merkel the Liberal West’s Last Defender.
[Eu5] Well this is gorgeous as hell.
Creatures:[C1] We need to figure out how to get people to be able to do this, so that we can send more people to inhabit the western deserts.
[C2] Don’t fish with squirrels.
[C3] Sorry, but you just can’t trust crows. Even – perhaps especially – ones that become social media stars.
[C4] Yeah, I don’t like snakes, either.
[C5] While turkeys are apparently not so into the wild.
Law:[L1] Two lawyers, two parrots, two tweets, one joke, much acrimony.
[L2] The headline is a bit deceptive, but I think the plaintiff actually has a point here.
[L3] This is disappointing for a number of reasons, not the least of which is that it’s Butch Otter.
[L4] This is one of those “don’t know where to begin” stories.
[L5] This could have been a supervillain origin story.
[L6] This seems… unpleasant.
[L7] Maybe the burglar just wanted the television.