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Posted by Brandolini

Sir Tony Atkinson, the doyen of inequality economics, passed away in January. This column, by a longstanding friend and co-author, outlines his contributions to the analysis and measurement of inequality – and many other areas of economics, including taxation, social protection, and the welfare state. The ultimate goal of Atkinson’s research was to translate economic analysis into policy actions: economics is a tool for understanding the world and taking informed decisions on policies, but economists must strive to communicate their results beyond the narrow circles of decision-makers, making them accessible for public discussion.

Diet Plan Dinner

26 February 2017 10:27 pm
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Posted by <a href="/users/ErinKatz/pseuds/ErinKatz" rel="author">ErinKatz</a>


Gabriel showers and reheats some chicken and rice that he has in the refrigerator, because whatever else is going on, he does need to be ready for the game tomorrow. Everything tastes like dry sand, but he manages to choke it down through the guilt that’s sitting thick in his throat.

He doesn’t know how he got to this point, but somehow he’s become the asshole teammate on the Rangers. At least there’s just one of him, not half a dozen. But he can’t shake that thought, or the sense that he owes a bunch of people apologies. And perhaps he owes their goalie a bit of support.

He owes Hillsy the biggest apology ever – the kind that if they were dating, would probably have to be accompanied by jewelry, or at least expensive chocolates. Besides, he would really like to get his friendship with Hillsy, and Ty, back on track. They’re not dating, so he keeps it simple – just a text saying I’m sorry.

Words: 1246, Chapters: 1/1, Language: English

Series: Part 10 of A Place Apart

Linkspam: fannish/geeky/SFF, misc.

26 February 2017 10:37 pm
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Fannish/Geeky Things/SFF

"Gerard Butler, Neal Moritz Team to Adapt Fantasy Novel 'A Darker Shade of Magic'".

"Hayao Miyazaki is officially moving forward with a new Studio Ghibli movie".

"Nebula nominations with free reads!" "Every year I have trouble finding a hyperlinked list of all the free Hugo and Nebula reading, so this time I’m going to take the initiative and make one myself right away instead of waiting."


"How to Draw an Exoplanet: A pair of illustrators turned tiny blips in data into vivid views from the TRAPPIST-1 star system".

"10+ Animals That Look Like They’re About To Drop The Hottest Albums Of The Year".

"Scientists Used a Little Bee Puppet to Teach Real Bees How to Play Bee ‘Soccer’". (And about 40 seconds of footage here on YouTube.)

"Cards Against Humanity co-creator sends newest board game, Secret Hitler, to all 100 U.S. senators".

"Readers' prize winning pictures of cats". [The Guardian]

"Terrorists are building drones. France is destroying them with eagles". [Washington Post] "The eagles — named d'Artagnan, Athos, Porthos and Aramis — grew up with their nemeses. They chased drones through green grass that summer, pecking futilely at composite shells as seen in Sky News footage. They were rewarded with meat, which they ate off the backs of the drones."

"It's very hard to maintain an anonymous Twitter account that can withstand government-level attempts to de-anonymize it". [Boing Boing]

"Google and Mozilla's message to AV and security firms: Stop trashing HTTPS: Researchers call out antivirus and security appliance vendors for dangerous SSL inspection practises".

"The Trash Heap Has Spoken: The power and danger of women who take up space". "Every day, I look for myself in other women’s bodies. This is what happens when you never see yourself in television shows or catalogues or movies—you get hungry. In passersby, I seek out a faithful replica of my own full chest: my plastic-bag stomach pooched over jeans, my milk-carton hips, and my face with its peach-pit cheekbones set in coffee grounds. In this way, I see myself in pieces, mostly, and have to assemble my body in my mind." [Content notes: discusses weight/weight loss attempts etc., but doesn't dwell on them terribly, IMO.]

"27 Bookish Goods For Cat Lovers". [Book Riot]

"When Things Go Missing: Reflections on two seasons of loss". [The New Yorker]

"12 Powerful Posters Of Female Scientists That Every Classroom Needs".

"Ikea Lab Releases Free Designs For A Garden Sphere That Feeds A Neighborhood".

"REFUGE Restrooms" is "a web application that seeks to provide safe restroom access for transgender, intersex, and gender nonconforming individuals. When the Safe2Pee website passed out of functionality it left a hole in our hearts. REFUGE picks up the torch where Safe2Pee left off and makes the valuable resource available to those who find themselves in need of a place to pee safely once again. Users can search for restrooms by proximity to a search location, add new restroom listings, as well as comment and rate existing listings. We seek to create a community focused not only on finding existing safe restroom access but also looking forward and participating in restroom advocacy for transgender, intersex, and gender nonconforming folk."

Head South

26 February 2017 09:26 pm
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Cya, after the apocalypse but before her kids go to Addergoole

Cya knew she was one of the good guys.

That was: she knew she was one of Boom, and she knew Boom were the good guys.

She knew that was all that kept her from going off the rails most days.

Some days, all it did was remind her how to cover it up.

She looked at the boy - man - the Kept in front of her and sighed. "You're a mess, darling," she muttered. He was sleeping. The Working she'd done would keep him that way for a while.

She wrote him a note anyway, because Cya believed in planning ahead. I had to run an errand. If I'm not back by Wednesday night, take this note to Howard and tell him "look South."

Of course, almost everything was south from the Ranch, except Canada, but she didn't want her Kept to guess where she was going.

She took her car. It shouldn't still be running, but at this stage, she wasn't the only one with a much-repaired vehicle still on the road, and hey, she could turn dirt into gas, which did help matters.

She tried not to hold on too tight to the steering wheel, but there was a small fire of anger deep in her gut. It was, like everything she felt at that point, a cold fire, a lump rather than a storm.

It was going to hurt someone anyway.

The man sleeping in her bed... When she talked to Addergoole, they told her things were better. They were old fae and had old memories, and they meant Things like what happened to Eris will never happen again. They meant, if it was Luke, who had seen it, or Mike, who paid more attention than he was given credit for, they meant we'll try to make sure what happened to Leo doesn't happen again. Leo was harder. She knew that, even though she didn't really forgive it. Leo's breaking hadn't been nearly as visible as Eris bleeding in the halls.

They told her things were better, but there was only so far they were willing to go. Some people just weren't meant to Keep and some people just shouldn't be Kept, and those mistakes, Addergoole wasn't going to fix any time soon.

And sometimes people were just too good at hiding their poison; some people were just too good at hiding their wounds. Agi, the man sleeping on her bed - he was one of those. His keeper had been sharp with her knife and careful, and her abuse had been subtle enough that it had never been picked on. He'd gone through the next three years at Addergoole thinking it'd been his fault.

She knew the story too well. This time, someone was going to pay.

She held onto the steering wheel a little too tightly and whispered Repair Workings at the road ahead of her. There was no reason not to clean up as she went, and if this went south instead of just South, Howard would have a trail to follow.
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Posted by Kose, Lakatos, Ohnsorge, Stocker

A growth surge in the world’s largest economy could provide a significant boost to global activity. In contrast, uncertainty about the direction of US policies could have the opposite effect. This column investigates spillover channels linking the US and the global economy. An acceleration in US growth would have positive effects for the rest of the world if not counterbalanced by increased trade barriers. However, policy uncertainty could hamper global growth, and could have particularly bad effects on investment growth in emerging and developing economies.

Silence Gives You Space

26 February 2017 07:45 pm
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Posted by <a href="/users/lotionbottle/pseuds/liveinfury" rel="author">liveinfury (lotionbottle)</a>


“Have you been avoiding me?”

“’Course not,” Patrick says. “I’m just letting you do your own thing.”

“My own thing?”

“Yeah, didn’t want to crowd your space,” Patrick blurts out. Fuck, he didn’t mean to actually say that.

“You’re not…”


Words: 4221, Chapters: 1/1, Language: English

Chocolate Box in Review

26 February 2017 07:06 pm
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 My Fics

 Lean On Me
Recip: alliterate
Fandom: Archie Comics/Riverdale
Summary: When rebellious bad boy Nick roars into town on a motorcycle, he instantly sweeps Kevin off his feet. But their romance spells trouble for the rest of the Riverdale gang, particularly Jughead. Redux of the Betty & Veronica story "Bad News Boyfriend."
Paring: Jughead Jones/Kevin Keller

Title: Need You Baby (Like I Breathe You, Baby)
Recip: alliterate
Fandom: Archie Comics/Riverdale
Summary: Kevin's not so much good with people as much as he's good at manipulating people. Or, five times Kevin rejected Jughead, and the time Jughead didn't reject him.
Paring: Jughead Jones/Kevin Keller

Title: Don't Be Afraid
Recip: Fearful_Captain_Biff_Elderberry
Fandom: Fantastic Four
Summary: Ben lives in fear of accidentally hurting Johnny, but Johnny convinces him not to worry.
Paring: Johnny Storm/Ben Grimm

Title: Endings and Beginnings
Recip: Hecate
Fandom: Suicide Squad
Summary: Still struggling after his failed relationship with June, Rick is less than welcoming when Harley Quinn returns to the team.
Paring: Harley Quinn/Rick Flag

Title: Old Wounds
Recip: Hecate
Fandom: Suicide Squad
Summary: Rick finds himself alone and taking care of a grievously wounded Harley Quinn, who seems intent on reminding him how the past can affect the future.
Paring: Harley Quinn/Rick Flag

Title: Fool Me Once
Recip: Hecate
Fandom: Suicide Squad
Summary: Rick Flag is almost certain his romance with Harley is a con. Keyword: almost.
Paring: Harley Quinn/Rick Flag

a single season record

26 February 2017 07:17 pm
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I am exhausted. Why is the weekend never enough to recover? I had trouble sleeping Friday night but eventually got in a good five hours 5 am and 10 am, and last night I slept from 1 am to 8 am, so that was good, but now I'm in both a food coma, because L and I went out for an excellent dinner of pulled pork and mac and cheese, with root beer floats for dessert (well, I had cream soda, but the idea is the same), and drained because I spent the bulk of the day visiting my dad in the hospital, which also required almost 4 hours of round trip travel time - though I learned the Q to the 1 cuts my time to Penn Station to 30 minutes door to door on a good day, which is useful to know.

Work is going to continue to be stupid busy until after our board meeting on 3/15, and I'm exhausted just thinking about it. I just want to get decent sleep for a week. Is that too much to ask?


Chocolate Box Fic

26 February 2017 09:29 pm
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I wrote one fic for [community profile] chocolateboxcomm 
Rebirth (2331 words) by sevenofspade
Chapters: 1/1
Fandom: Fullmetal Alchemist: Brotherhood & Manga
Rating: Not Rated
Warnings: Creator Chose Not To Use Archive Warnings
Characters: Winry Rockbell, Scar (Fullmetal Alchemist), Ling Yao
Additional Tags: Post-Canon

Winry went to help with the Ishvalan reconstruction.

(Also, on the original fiction front, I finished the outline for the current novel today.)

Kasey's Story

26 February 2017 03:04 pm
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Posted by <a href="/users/zibal_01/pseuds/zibal_01" rel="author">zibal_01</a>


Words: 785, Chapters: 1/1, Language: English

Series: Part 6 of Hitting Rock Bottom

The Thrill of the Thought

26 February 2017 01:39 pm
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Posted by <a href="/users/Edward_Fairfax/pseuds/Edward_Fairfax" rel="author">Edward_Fairfax</a>


At the end of the offseason, Tommy goes back to Pittsburgh a couple of days early. . . .

A "Missing Scene" that takes place immediately before Chapter 28 of And For the Record.

Words: 9371, Chapters: 1/1, Language: English

Series: Part 3 of Taking the Game Up

[ SECRET POST #3607 ]

26 February 2017 03:44 pm
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⌈ Secret Post #3707 ⌋

Warning: Some secrets are NOT worksafe and may contain SPOILERS.


More! )


Secrets Left to Post: 02 pages, 35 secrets from Secret Submission Post #530.
Secrets Not Posted: [ 0 - broken links ], [ 0 - not!secrets ], [ 0 - not!fandom ], [ 0 - too big ], [ 0 - repeat ].
Current Secret Submissions Post: here.
Suggestions, comments, and concerns should go here.

This week in writing, 2/26

26 February 2017 05:17 pm
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Not my best week, but not bad!

WIPs currently active: 6,  no change from last week.

Words written this week: 6,448, down a bit from last week, due in part to a “nope everything I’m writing is terrible and I need to stop trying and go read @gyzym’s new Harry/Draco fic for the rest of the day” kind of day on Monday.

(I figured out what was going wrong with the writing and made it better starting on Tuesday, no worries.)

WIPs that got no words this week: 0

WIPs that did get words this week:

Codename: Aluminum Bastard (aka broken dick epic): 2,425, and Steve is being Aggressively Competent at things Bucky does not expect him to be Aggressively Competent at and it’s very confusing.

Born in the Blood: 1,502, so Chapter 12 might? actually? be done? we’ll see what the betas think. :D

Slavefic #5 (THE DRAMATIC REUNION): 769, moving right along toward exciting new varieties of terribleness!

Pillow Box #5: Comfort/Petting/Sleeping in the Pillow Box: 192

Loving and Overall Really Mostly Consensual and Well-Intentioned Cannibalism: 1,481, and things are starting to get REALLY interesting. As opposed to, you know, the boring typical parts. :D

Less-Sad Sequel to “Ring the Bell Backward” (Which is Semi-Officially the Saddest Story in All of Not Without You): 79, look, it’s a start, okay?

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Arrowverse - Invasion! crossover

26 February 2017 11:49 am
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My life has been so chaotic and filled with work lately that I haven't had time to watch my actual favorite shows. I want to give them my full attention so I've been slowly catching up on nights that I'm not working until bedtime. I finally reached the epic crossover last night!

I am a complete and utter crossover junkie so I was going to love this no matter what but even so, I really really loved every second of it. :D

Here are some random thoughts, lots and lots of random thoughts (no spoilers beyond the crossover):

spoilers for all 4 shows through Invasion! )

Fuuuuuuuck I had no idea

26 February 2017 03:35 pm
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YouCaring: Help Heather Corinna Recover From Serious Spinal Damage

Heather (who founded and runs Scarleteen) is a heroine and a national fucking treasure. Please signal-boost and let's help look after her.


26 February 2017 10:00 am
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Posted by Jen

Someone asked last week if no news on John was good news, and I'm happy to report that's exactly the case. In fact, the only reason I haven't mentioned ARMageddon lately is because it makes me look bad, but more on that in a sec.

In short, it turns out John's part Wolverine, only with more of the super healing part and less of the stabby bits. (Also I meant the X-men Wolverine, not the bitey badger thing, but you probably got that.)

If you're lost (re: ARMageddon, not Wolverine), I should mention John had shoulder surgery on the 13th. It involved severing a torn bicep tendon, re-attaching it to his shoulder with a screw, and then "cleaning out" a lot of old damage. [shudder]

Everyone's told us to expect a slow recovery: Lots of pain, 6 weeks at a minimum in the sling, then a gradual transition over 6 months before John can tackle the hardest stuff, like weight training.

However, in less than a week John had weaned himself completely off pain meds and was shocking his physical trainers with his post-op range of motion.

At one week John hit his 4-week physical therapy goals, and was being restrained by the trainers from going further, faster. (We're going to ask the doctor about speeding up the time table.)

At Day 8 John had his stitches out and we re-enacted this Pit of Despair scene. Because of course we did.

By Day 10 John was out of the recliner and sleeping in bed again, and got the grudging all-clear from his extremely protective trainer to resume driving.

I'm writing this on Day 11, and John is completely, stubbornly self-sufficient once more. He's learned to do absolutely everything one-handed, and can shower and dress and drive and even cook all on his own. He's out of the sling most of the time now, and only has to wear it while sleeping or when we leave the house. He can even use both hands to type. The only times he really needs help are with his cooling unit, which we hook up a few times a day after his exercises to help with inflammation, and the occasional pants-hitch.

I'm staggered by how quickly John's progressed, and so proud of him for working so incredibly hard. I'm also ashamed of what a dreadful nurse I've been, and feeling more than a little guilty over my attitude the past two weeks.

To be fair, I told you guys I was going to step up, and I did. I drove and I made meals and I fetched ice packs and I did all the things. I didn't even panic! ... but peeps, I was the grumpiest of grumps doing it. I was so focused on just DOING, on not panicking, on checking off all the boxes on my lists, that I neglected to do them with love. That may sound trite, but it's so, so important. I rushed around and avoided eye contact. I delivered meals without a word, then swept off to clean the kitchen while John ate. I groused every time I had to leave off writing to deliver pills or plug in machines or drive to the store. I made John feel like a burden. I made him feel like an inconvenience.

So while I'm thrilled that John is healing well and feeling less cooped up and helpless, I'm also keenly aware that those past 10 days were my shot - my big chance to repay John a million tiny kindnesses - and I blew it. I threw away my shot.  I can blame my anxiety, my agoraphobia, the fact that I was hurting and scared and PMSing. I can say I'm a one-track introvert who doesn't multi-task well. But I screwed up, guys, and I need to do better.

So I'm going to try to remember this. To remember the way I do something is just as important as the thing itself. To remember my love and my friends and my family come first, people come first, not my schedule and to-do lists. I need to allow myself to be interrupted for more hugs, more laughs, more impromptu Princess Bride re-enactments. I need to remember it's not all on me to make the world turn.

Egadz, that took too long to say. Here, let's get on to the fun part: John's new favorite thing ever to happen at Disney.

If you've been to Animal Kingdom then you probably know "the bird show," AKA, Flights of Wonder. John and I love it. So when we were there a few days before his surgery, we thought, hey, wouldn't it be AWESOME if someone could get picked to go onstage during the owl fly-over, then take a slow-motion video of it? So we headed straight to the next show, and when the time came John's hand shot into the air...



John was positively giddy, which must have showed since Guano Joe immediately picked him to go onstage. Ha! And here, for those who don't want to watch the video, I made a .gif of the best part:

Hard to believe that's the slow-motion version. Owls are fast!

AnyHOO (see what I did there?), sorry I waited so long to share that; John's been itching for you guys to see his moment of glory since it happened. :D

Happy Sunday, everyone! Here's to slowing down, looking up, and taking more flights of fancy.


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