Political Calculations: Best. Blog. Ever.

28 Aug

Ladies and gents, it’s Friday, and I have a lot of work to do before the weekend arrives, so I don’t know how much blogging I’ll be doing today (probably more than I ought). However, I just stumbled across one of the most interesting websites I’ve seen in a long time, and I have to share it with you.

It’s called “Political Calculations” and it’s basically a blog about all sorts of politico-economic issues, but the cool thing is that they have all of these “tools” on their site you can play around with. For instance, there’s a handy gadget that lets you select your age and then it tells you how many years of life you can expect to live going forward (on average). This is handy for people who just turned 79 and thought they had “outlived” their life expectancy. This tool shows you why that’s not possible.

There’s also–and this might be my favorite so far–a tool that helps you decide whether or not your health issue warrants a visit to the doctor or not. Friends, this one is hilarious. It has a variety of questions, which you rate 1 – 10, where in some cases you are told just how bad “10” is (e.g., fell asleep on a waffle iron.) Truly fantastic stuff.

So, at lunch today, I urge you to go explore the site. You’ll be glad you did.

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Posted by on August 28, 2009 in Uncategorized


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