Asking whether or not one should exercise to lose weight isn’t the same as asking whether or not someone can. Dave puts a recent Vox article into its proper perspective and asks “do they even lift?”
So it begins…
Dave discovers one of his old mini-posts and realizes that a full-length “do over” was the appropriate response.
In light of the recent FTC settlement involving Herbalife, Dave has a few things to say about it.
Dave, in his inaugural post on fitness and nutrition-related topics, discusses high intensity interval training.
A recent court case in Illinois may mean that not-for-profit hospitals will lose their tax exemptions.
Properly understood, carried interest is a return on capital. Dave brings a unique perspective to the carried interest debate.
A property that was the center of major controversy the last time it was purchased is being sold once again.
The title says it all and Dave says little else.
Undisclosed ingredients in dietary supplements are not a good thing, and it’s one of many problems with that industry. However, Dave is especially troubled by the discovery of DNP in a supplement that has nothing to do with weight loss.
While Dave does not expect to change hearts and minds when it comes to privatizing municipal assets, he hopes to provide some clarity by addressing critiques pertaining to the economics of those transactions.
Coca Cola wants us to believe that weight problems have nothing to do with diet and everything to do with exercise. Dave beats up on this woeful tale of broscience.
Dave shares an article about the possibility of state licensing for personal trainers.
Dave has no love for the anti-GMO movement and was not paid by Monsanto to write this post.
Arby’s takes a rather unconventional approach with the vegetarian and vegan critics of its slogan.
A rent freeze… In a 7-2 vote on June 29, the New York City Rent Guidelines Board approved their first ever rent-freeze in the board’s 46-year history. The freeze will apply to one-year rent-stabilized leases, while rents on two-year leases will increase by 2 percent. The decision will affect the nearly one million units of…
Dave discusses the unilateral exit right (i.e. secession), how the legal argument was framed, and shares a few additional thoughts. Dave also suggests reading it before bed time.
I didn’t know that the country of origin is required on meat packaging. I guess I won’t miss it if it goes away.
Need I say more?
Here, Dave presents the historically-evidence for a strict construction reading of the Constitution. This Part II of II.
In the first of two posts, Dave tries to make the argument that a proper understanding of the Constitution’s structure points to strict construction as the proper way to interpret the document.
I turn 42 at the end of the week. I’m way too old to waste my time dealing with the pissing contests between and within the various fitness subcultures.
As if pandering to the Christian nation crowd with a large granite monument of the Ten Commandments in the lobby of Alabama’s Supreme Court building wasn’t bad enough, now Alabama Chief Justice Roy Moore thinks it’s a hell of an idea to follow in the footsteps of George Wallace and John Calhoun:
An interesting development in the healthcare space:
This article caught my interest. It addresses speculation in the market for Super Bowl tickets.
The question is whether or not the wonks can save finance from itself. So long as lobbyists from the financial industry maintain the influence they currently enjoy, it’s not going to happen.
Municipalities looking to address budget concerns have shifted their focus to historically tax-exempt not-for-profit entities:
While this could have been included as part of Linky Friday, it probably deserves standalone recognition:
Dave take a look at the intersection between food and fitness.
Alternatively titled “If you want regulations, make sure the rules are crystal clear” zic gets the honor of today’s comment rescue: Pointing out the good side of regulation — how it protects small people (despite the concern trolling that always happens about how it’s the little guy screwed) is another. And a third thing I rarely hear…
In the category of “People Taking Fitness Far Too Seriously”, this has to be one of the most unintentionally hilarious examples I’ve ever seen:
Nike seems to think so Being a bit of a fitness geek, stories like this pique my interest.
In a recent interview, U.S. Attorney for the Southern District of New York Preet Bharara took a few shots at his critics (my emphasis added):
It could very well happen…sort of…
Throughout the course of a series of email exchanges, Saul and I discussed the story centered around Market Basket, a regional New England-based chain of grocery stores that drew national attention after a longstanding dispute between two sides of the family that owns it boiled. A brief introduction is in order. Market Basket is New…
In my last mini-post, Saul Degraw mentioned a company called Market Basket, a New England-based grocery store chain that easily falls under the definition of good corporate citizen. Historically, the company has been able to offer very low prices to its customers while paying its employees very well (including benefits, profit participation and pension contributions).…