An irregular round up of interesting reads. Most of these made me go "hmmmmm," none of them imply concurrence.
Emotional well-being & Academic Achievement somewhat inversely correlated amongst the rising generation, study here.
False-start. More evidence that "head start" programs have no data-backed value, here. The data-set debunking the value of "Head Start" programs is nearly unassailable. The next question should be: Why do they fail?
Divinely-imbued regimes tend to be more authoritative according to this study. With the exception of the worldwide cartel of communism, history concurs.
Just thinking about God makes people better, per this study.
Evolution is selecting more conservatives for the future of the human race, and deselecting liberals per this study.
Want to win an election? Go door-to-door. For candidates in a two-person race it provides a +6% advantage per this data.
Fascinating research on the major American trend of people moving from low economic freedom towards higher economic freedom locales, here.
Apparently another unintended consequence of WARN Act regulations is to lower innovation in America, per this research. Thanks Washington, D.C.
M&A gets a lot of negative press. Understandably. And I'm not a fan of their short(er) term thinking. But guess who benefits from efficiency in the market? You and I. The consumer gets a lift from M&A activity per this study.
338 and growing is the number of retracted "COVID-19" "studies." What is not retracted are the millions of GRPs shaping public perceptions and policy mandates they supported. Hmmmm. Trust the science or Trust the scientist?
More bad news for corporate cronyism - the cost to taxpayers is even more for less per this research.