C64K

One would think that the cigarette would have more of an effect...

andrea

hey its mr. yuck

It looks obvious » Blog Archive » It is the fault of the Jackhammers

[...] Via Freakonomics through this Israeli blog.   Humor, Smoking [...]

3612

This reminds me of a job I had at an apple orchard once. Around Thanksgiving we'd operate the cider mill 10 or 12 hours per day and just barely keep up with the demand.Picture six workers in a plexiglas cage "on display" for the apple buying public. The noise of the machinery was intense-- blowers choppers motors all going at once, we couldn't hear each other when we yelled at the top of our voices, even though we were in a space no bigger than a ranch house kitchen. And like utility workers w/ jackhammers, constantly stared at by an ever changing crowd. It was the most fun I've ever had for minimum wage. And I lived with my parents, like most drug dealers, though the threat of being shot at was extremely low.

unknownprofessor

I grew up 1/2 mile from a half-mile nascar racetrack. The weirdest thing was that we'd get so used to the noise (and there was a lot) that we wouldn't even notice it until it stopped. Kind of like the movies where the hero would suddenly say "It's too quiet" just before the Bad Thing happened.

SeansW

In Canada we have a broadcaster/social activist named Dr. Suzuki. Although I don't agree with his very left leaning solutions to social problems, he does present some good ideas. During an interview that he did on Canadian television (I don't recall the name of the program or its air date) he said that many Canadians have a real disconnect between their values and how they act. The example he gave was parents rushing their asthmatic children to emergency rooms during asthma attacks. The parents didn't seem to realize that driving large vehicles that vent exhaust was a cause of the disease that their children suffered from.

I wanted to cite this example, because it is far too easy to pick on a slow witted woman with little education. We mock her inability to grasp the situation, while other reasonably well educated and wealthy people behave in a similar manner.

I think that the paper was right to print the story, but also should have followed up with a piece that covered the broader story. Perhaps a story on good prenatal care. Nobody seemed intersted in finding out if the women's argument regarding the loud noises had any merit.

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SeansW

Just one correction if I may. The scenario Dr. Suzuki explained had the parents driving SUVs to the emergency room. He didn't suggest that it was a bad idea to drive to the emergency room. He just thought that parents didn't realize that vehicles such as an SUV were part of the cause of asthma and other forms of lung disease.

De Gustibus Non Est Disputandum

Pena capital e o erro capital

McCloskey conta um causo muito interessante. Em um daqueles históricos almoços em Chicago, o Becker chegou com um resultado obtido por um orientando: cada condenado a morte evitava, sei lA, cinco homicídios. O McCloskey teria ponderado que ok, mas ...

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C64K

One would think that the cigarette would have more of an effect...

andrea

hey its mr. yuck

It looks obvious » Blog Archive » It is the fault of the Jackhammers

[...] Via Freakonomics through this Israeli blog.   Humor, Smoking [...]

3612

This reminds me of a job I had at an apple orchard once. Around Thanksgiving we'd operate the cider mill 10 or 12 hours per day and just barely keep up with the demand.Picture six workers in a plexiglas cage "on display" for the apple buying public. The noise of the machinery was intense-- blowers choppers motors all going at once, we couldn't hear each other when we yelled at the top of our voices, even though we were in a space no bigger than a ranch house kitchen. And like utility workers w/ jackhammers, constantly stared at by an ever changing crowd. It was the most fun I've ever had for minimum wage. And I lived with my parents, like most drug dealers, though the threat of being shot at was extremely low.

unknownprofessor

I grew up 1/2 mile from a half-mile nascar racetrack. The weirdest thing was that we'd get so used to the noise (and there was a lot) that we wouldn't even notice it until it stopped. Kind of like the movies where the hero would suddenly say "It's too quiet" just before the Bad Thing happened.

SeansW

In Canada we have a broadcaster/social activist named Dr. Suzuki. Although I don't agree with his very left leaning solutions to social problems, he does present some good ideas. During an interview that he did on Canadian television (I don't recall the name of the program or its air date) he said that many Canadians have a real disconnect between their values and how they act. The example he gave was parents rushing their asthmatic children to emergency rooms during asthma attacks. The parents didn't seem to realize that driving large vehicles that vent exhaust was a cause of the disease that their children suffered from.

I wanted to cite this example, because it is far too easy to pick on a slow witted woman with little education. We mock her inability to grasp the situation, while other reasonably well educated and wealthy people behave in a similar manner.

I think that the paper was right to print the story, but also should have followed up with a piece that covered the broader story. Perhaps a story on good prenatal care. Nobody seemed intersted in finding out if the women's argument regarding the loud noises had any merit.

Read more...

SeansW

Just one correction if I may. The scenario Dr. Suzuki explained had the parents driving SUVs to the emergency room. He didn't suggest that it was a bad idea to drive to the emergency room. He just thought that parents didn't realize that vehicles such as an SUV were part of the cause of asthma and other forms of lung disease.

De Gustibus Non Est Disputandum

Pena capital e o erro capital

McCloskey conta um causo muito interessante. Em um daqueles históricos almoços em Chicago, o Becker chegou com um resultado obtido por um orientando: cada condenado a morte evitava, sei la, cinco homicídios. O McCloskey teria ponderado que ok, mas ...

beastyality

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