Shahien Nasiripour does some more digging into the HAMP mortgage-modification figures today, following on from last week‘s analysis. This time he’s looking at the percentage of trial loan mods which have been converted to permanent status, and the numbers are startling, to say the least:
Vehicle emissions are a major public health issue. We already know that the best thing you can do if you want to bring your crime rate down is to switch to unleaded gasoline and then wait for 20 years. Now we’re learning that if you want to improve the health of babies (and healthy babies become much more productive members of society when they grow up), simply installing an EZ-Pass tollbooth has a large and significant positive effect: the resulting improvements in congestion and emissions more than make up for any excess emissions from cars crawling through the toll plaza itself.
One of the best ways for a TV show to drive DVD sales is to stream old episodes online. It worked wonders for Monty Python, and after looking at the numbers, Chadwick Matlin concludes that it probably helped stem a natural decline in DVD sales for Arrested Development, too. Plus, since Arrested Development was on Hulu, there was a decent amount of ad revenue there as well.