Sunday, July 11, 2004

Happiness Economics and Sex

The New York Times relays that a lasting marriage offers about $100,000 worth of happiness a year - that is, on average, a single person would need to receive $100,000 annually to be as happy as a married person with the same education, job status and other characteristics.

"It would be great to assign Mr. and Mrs. X a certain amount of sexual activity and a certain amount of income, and see how it impacts their happiness," he said. "But I think it would be hard to get government funding."

Sunday, July 04, 2004

Re: Fahrenheit 9/11

From Michael Moore's newsletter this week:

"Bush spokesman Dan Bartlett had told the White House press corps that the movie was "outrageously false" -- even though he said he hadn't seen the movie. He later told CNN that "This is a film that doesn't require us to actually view it to know that it's filled with factual inaccuracies."

At least they're consistent. They never needed to see a single weapon of mass destruction before sending our kids off to die."

Friday, July 02, 2004

Boom! Pow! Hiss! Aaaahhhh...

Nova's Guide to Fireworks is awesome.

More Things I Didn't Know:

Breast Milk Cures Cancer...and Warts.

The similarities between dog toys and marital aids....