Prediction

The Election will be over soon…

The Election will be over soon…

Vaclav Havel (1936-2011)

Vaclav Havel (1936-2011)

Vaclav Havel (1936-2011) The post-totalitarian system touches people at every step, but it does so with its ideological gloves on. This is why life in the system is so thoroughly permeated with hypocrisy and lies: government by bureaucracy is called popular government; the working class is enslaved in the name of the working class; the […]

How Much Worse Will The Housing Market Get?

How Much Worse Will The Housing Market Get?

As gauged by an aggregate of housing indexes dating to 1890, real home prices rose 85 percent to their highest level in August 2006. They have since declined 33 percent, falling short of most predictions for a cumulative correction of at least 40 percent.[1] In fact, home prices still must fall 23 percent if they […]

Who will the D & R nominees be?

Who will the D & R nominees be?

See intrade for folks betting money on the outcome. And after the election, for analysis of what the election means in Congress, see our Capitol Hill Workshop: 2008 Election. More Campaign Finance Information Center – from Investigative Reporters and Editors and the National Institute for Computer-Assisted Reporting. Campaigns & Elections magazine opensecrets.org – show me […]

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“Germs and the City”

“Germs and the City”

“Public health” (in the literal sense) now seems to be one thing, and–occasional lurid headlines notwithstanding–not a particularly important one, while “health care” is quite another. We will bitterly regret this shift, and probably sooner rather than later. As another Victorian might have predicted–he published a book on the subject in 1859–germs have evolved to […]

Snow, then chilly days

Snow, then chilly days

CapitalWeather says “tomorrow (spring’s first full day) won’t resemble anything like spring, with temperatures in the 30s and snowflakes in the air.” Will the snow affect schools? Unlikely. The flakes will start falling after decisionmaking time Tuesday morning. Any snow falling in the late morning to early afternoon is unlikely to stick. There’s a slight […]

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Put your money where your mouth is

Put your money where your mouth is

Long Bets is a web site where you can bet money on your own or others predictions. All winnings are donated to a charity of the winner’s choice. This page describes how to make a bet. Here are some of the predictions on Long Bets. By 2007, the U.S. Government will intervene to prevent at […]

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