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Manhattan Beach SUV Crime

From the local crime mailing list – a rash of SUV breakins to steal third row seats. It seems like we’ve seen 2 of these in our block recently. At a glance these seem to sell for approx $600 new or maybe 300 on ebay. (TBD: I should try to pull all the crime locations [...]

First Freakonomics then Pokernomics

http://www.pokernomics.com/: Steve Levitt, the author of the cool book Freakonomics , will analyze play in online poker. See also his blog post announcing pokernomics.

Car seats for kids are not proven to help

In More evidence on car seats vs. seat belts, S. Levitt (author of Freakonomics : A Rogue Economist Explores the Hidden Side of Everything) mentions his new paper Evidence that Child Safety Seats are No More Effective than Seat Belts in Reducing Fatalities for Children aged Two and Up*, in which the title seems to [...]

Chronicles, Vol. 1 by Bob Dylan

It has been years since I’ve read any biographies or autobiographies, but on the same trip to London recently I read iCon Steve Jobs : The Greatest Second Act in the History of Business in one direction and Chronicles, vol 1 by Bob Dylan in the other direction. These books couldn’t be more different: iCon [...]

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