Home:[Ho1] This argument would make more sense if housing were a luxury good instead of a necessity. If people need umbrellas, then somebody is going to look at the umbrellas nobody is bidding on and get them because everybody needs an umbrella.
[Ho2] Rent control doesn’t work in India, either.
[Ho3] Graeme Archer worries that Tories are going to pay a price over housing costs.
[Ho4] On Twitter, Alon Levy thinks YIMBYism has a chance in the US.
[Ho5] Alex Tabarrok argues that housing regulations subsidize mansions.
[Ho6] According to Issi Romem, Zillow is driving up the prices of homes and, ironically, making the market stickier.
School:[Sc1] Alex Massie objects to Theresa May’s tuition fee plan.
[Sc2] “observed country variations in teacher cognitive skills are significantly related to differences in women’s access to high-skill occupations outside teaching and to salary premiums for teachers.”
[Sc3] This is the thing that really worries me about student debt, not private school graduates who scored six figures of it.
[Sc4] The demographic hump may put universities in the fight for their lives.
[Sc5] While I tend to be optimistic about technology and college, but I’m really not sure Apple would have a whole lot to add to higher ed. Google might, though!
[Sc6] Noah Smith writes about what universities do to make cities great… and what they don’t do. I know it’s against my brand, but it’s unfortunate how many universities we have in small cities while a lot of urban schools are considered commuter afterthoughts.
Work:[Wo1] A look at women in management. The good news is that it’s happening more, the bad news is that all the effects of that are not positive.
[Wo2] Sit back, relax, and get some work done without compromising your health.
[Wo3] Maybe all is not lost with the millennials.
[Wo4] I’m really not sure about the conclusion to this piece, but some data suggests young men with college degrees are having a tough go of it in the labor market.
[Wo6] I’m honestly not sure how scalable the West Virginia teachers strike is. It’s a good model for teachers and maybe emergency responders of various stripes, but few are going to have the leverage they are in terms of immediate need and difficulty of replacing.
Hospital:[H1] A first-person account of lupus.
[H3] Medical Economics looks at the lack of emphasis on primary care in our system. It’s…. hard to have a focus there when you don’t have the personnel.
[H4] The framing of this article is awful, but it has a ton of interesting statistics.
[H6] There’s performing surgery on the wrong patient, and there’s performing brain surgery on the wrong patient.
Outdoors:[Ou1] A look at the evolution of whale calls.
[Ou2] I feel like that many penguins living where we won’t go must be planning an invasion.
[Ou3] I mean, I guess I’m sympathetic to the boar, but isn’t this what hunting was invented for?