Roundup 5 October

Culture. The Spectator Culture House. Reforming the Swedish welfare state. The Camp of the Saints. Where Keynes went wrong. London Review of Books. Spiked.

Mark Steyn. His week in review.

Weather. Anti-Warming rallies cancelled due to bad weather. Coal still has some way to run especially with Japanese and Chinese financial assistance to less developed nations (their form of foreign aid). The war of words, who is winning? Making cooking safe in the Third World, trying to provide cleaner indoor cookers, from Judith Currys weekly roundup of interesting items. Another massive weekly roundup. India’s amazing CO2 mitigation plan, tripling emissions by 2030.

Politics. The corruption of the US political class. The Pope in the US surrounded by prostitutes and tax collectors. Prison-happy District Attorneys the main reason for high US rate of incarceration.

U.S. prisons are stuffed to the rafters, often with non-violent offenders. By all kinds of measures, we incarcerate far more people than most of the world. Why? The standard assumption blames aggressive drug law enforcement and mandatory sentencing laws. New research from Fordham Law School suggests a different answer. The War on Drugs is a big factor, but not the only factor.

The six hour work day. Just cut out the waste and distractions.

Filimundus switched to a six-hour day last year, and says that the change hasn’t really made a major difference in how people work. The leadership team just asked people to stay off social media and personal distractions, and eliminated some standard weekly meetings.

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2 Responses to Roundup 5 October

  1. Hydra

    Filimundus switched to a six-hour day last year, and says that the change hasn’t really made a major difference in how people work. The leadership team just asked people to stay off social media and personal distractions, and eliminated some standard weekly meetings.

    Does that include the Cat?

    Better get back to it

  2. Zyconoclast

    Reading the Cat is the most productive part of the work day!
    4 hours work + 2 hours Cat = 6 hours.

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