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Really interesting short video on gendered marketing. Question for readers: Do you find it insulting--or unsurprising--that the “female” version of almost every branded product costs more?
(hat tip: Alosha’s Kitchen)
Opposition to ethanol is growing because biofuels “push up food prices and disproportionately affect the poor.” (Forbes) Related: Ethanol Hurts the Poor
A striking, simple graphic that explains why organic crop yields likely cannot exceed non-organic crop yields. (Jayson Lusk)
The fact is, there has never been solid evidence that saturated fats cause disease. (Wall Street Journal) [Note: if the WSJ’s paywall stops you, just google the article’s title]
Political correctness is just another form of conspicuous consumption. (Institute of Economic Affairs)
Intriguing article on our preoccupation with overprotecting and over-monitoring our kids. (The Atlantic)
Musings on getting older and living in a popular culture designed to make you feel inadequate. (Lefsetz Letter)
An acquaintance of mine decided to shut down her startup, losing $640k of her investors’ money. This is the post she wrote afterward. Readers, what’s your reaction? (Erica.biz)
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