Is this the end of the seeming apocalyptic sci-fi movie playing out in Seattle? Jim Geraghty of National Review explains why you don’t need math to understand the reverse square root economy, and makes the case for beaches. With Chad Benson filling in for Greg Corombos.

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  1. Arahant Member

    I think I prefer the ads in Spanish.

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    • July 1, 2020, at 12:12 PM PDT
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  2. Bishop Wash Member

    I didn’t clearly capture what the phrase was they used to describe the economy, but thought it was relevant to today’s xkcd comic. Coming here, I see that it is a four-word phrase and not five. Not really satisfying-sounding either.

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    • July 1, 2020, at 2:01 PM PDT
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  3. Bishop Wash Member

    Arahant (View Comment):

    I think I prefer the ads in Spanish.

    I assumed I was getting Spanish ads because the location algorithm kind of worked and picked up on me being in New Mexico. Today I got one begging me to fill out the census form so New Mexico can get their federal goodies over the next ten years.

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    • July 1, 2020, at 2:02 PM PDT
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  4. Arahant Member

    Bishop Wash (View Comment):

    Arahant (View Comment):

    I think I prefer the ads in Spanish.

    I assumed I was getting Spanish ads because the location algorithm kind of worked and picked up on me being in New Mexico. Today I got one begging me to fill out the census form so New Mexico can get their federal goodies over the next ten years.

    I sometimes get them in Spanish, too, and I’m in the most Asian part of the Detroit suburbs. 😁

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    • July 1, 2020, at 2:22 PM PDT
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  5. kedavis Member

    Chad Benson overlooked a major aspect of comparison with New York and other environs, to places like Arizona: we can also be out playing golf in flip-flops, in November, and December, and January…

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    • July 1, 2020, at 5:51 PM PDT
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  6. Arahant Member

    kedavis (View Comment):

    Chad Benson overlooked a major aspect of comparison with New York and other environs, to places like Arizona: we can also be out playing golf in flip-flops, in November, and December, and January…

    When my brother moved there for a job, his new boss said, “You can golf ten months a year.”

    Brother: “I suppose it does get a little cold in January and February?”

    Boss: “No, the months to forget are July and August when the heat and the monsoon rains come.”

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    • July 1, 2020, at 6:24 PM PDT
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