analysis by Neil deMause in News on Nov 20, 2018 10:55 am Governor Andrew M. Cuomo and John Schoettler, Vice President Global Real Estate and Facilities for Amazon, at last week's announcement. (Kevin P. Coughlin / Office of Governor Andrew M. Cuomo) “Hey buddy,” says the bartender. “You’re a dollar short.” “But if I … [Read more...] about Does Amazon Cuomo’s ‘$9 To $1’ Sales Pitch Make Sense?
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In our column Poetry Rx, readers write in with a specific emotion, and our resident poets—Sarah Kay, Kaveh Akbar, and Claire Schwartz—take turns prescribing the perfect poems to match. This week, Sarah Kay is on the line. © Elis Rosen Dear Poets, After a long separation, I spontaneously invited an ex-fling to join me on a trip across … [Read more...] about Poetry Rx: You Could Make This Place Beautiful
click to enlarge DANNY WICENTOWSKI Dr. Brad Bradshaw. If Dr. Brad Bradshaw wasn't a millionaire attorney/physician/surgeon with enough cash to bankroll his personal vision to legalize cannabis in Missouri, he'd likely be written off as a nutcase. A scam artist. Some critics already liken him to a wannabe "weed czar." But he's serious, Bradshaw insists, and he has the … [Read more...] about Brad Bradshaw Will Spend Anything, and Sue Anybody, to Bring Marijuana to Missouri
“Not much to this thing,” I thought as I plopped into the 2018 Hyundai Ioniq’s firm driver’s seat and gripped its rock-hard plastic steering wheel. Then I found the price tag: just over $23,000. Then I found the fuel range: just over... holy crap, 600 miles? As far as new cars go, this is quite a penny pincher. (Full disclosure: Hyundai let me borrow … [Read more...] about 2018 Hyundai Ioniq Is a Car to Get if You Love Money
YIMBYism is the idea that cities need to build more housing in order to relieve upward pressure on rents. In Northern California, where I live, YIMBYs tend to get into fights with progressives about market-rate housing. YIMBYs don't want to build only market-rate housing, but they think market-rate housing has to be an important component. NorCal progressives, in contrast, … [Read more...] about Yuppie Fishtanks: YIMBYism explained without “supply and demand”