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The Bizarre Cottage Industry of YouTube Obituary Pirates. But I’m still scratching my head on this one. I can’t imagine these operations make much money. So I’ve concluded that the cost must be so low that it only takes a little bit of revenue to earn economic profits.
Tesla union strike fails in Sweden as workers refused to walk out. A week ago there was supposed to be a strike in Sweden, but the workers refused to walk out. I’m having trouble understanding what’s going on, since other articles are reporting the strikes are expanding. But I guess you can declare a larger strike and still not have workers striking.
Chicago’s major fiscal blunder with parking meters (video). A good lesson on why it’s important to understand the expected present discounted value of an income stream. Turns out Chicago is losing lots and lots of money because it didn’t.
How effective are colonoscopies? Despite the topic, it’s actually a really good article discussing intent to treat (ITT). Great read for anyone studying or teaching applied econometrics.
For fun, I asked DALL-E 3 to make an imagine combining these topics.
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