The economics of snails—specifically, what one might call “the economics of the shell game”—gets some data and hard thought in a new study. “A Comparison of Wealth Inequality in Humans and Non-Humans,” Ivan D. Chase, Raphael Douady, and Dianna K. Padilla, Physica A: Statistical Mechanics and its Applications, 2019, 122962. The authors, at Stony Brook […]
The Wealthy Invite Richer Biodiversity in Bedroom and Basement
If you’re rich, you probably get to have lots more kinds of things living in your bedroom and basement, suggests this new study. The study is: “Exoskeletons and economics: indoor arthropod diversity increases in affluent neighbourhoods,” Misha Leong [pictured here], Matthew A. Bertone, Keith M. Bayless, Robert R. Dunn, Michelle D. Trautwein, Biology Letters, August […]
Can you spot wealthy New Yorkers by their ‘R” sounds?
Is it possible to gauge how wealthy a New Yorker might be just by the way they pronounce their /r/ s? A new paper in the Journal of English Linguistics investigates whether variations of rhoticity [viz. the prevalence, or lack of, the /r/ sound in speech] in wedding-consultants’ speech could be correlated with the amount […]
The Man Behind the Wealthy Dentist
Jim Du Molin [pictured here] runs a web site called The Wealthy Dentist, and a Wealthy Dentist blog, and also the Wealthy Dentist University. Jim Du Molin is eager to speak to dental groups, for a fee. Among the things he will talk to them about (for a fee) are: How to determine your top high-value new […]