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Daily Archive for July 10th, 2010

Broken Windows on the Pavement

I am sure they’ll say it was just one small incident: We know so far that the stimulus signs cost from a few hundred dollars to as much as $10,000, which was the cost for the giant billboard that adorns renovations underway at Washington Dulles airport. The Washington Metropolitan Airports Authority confirms that the $10,000 […]

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Harrison Bergeron’s Shoes

I am only 5’4″ but still not sure I would go to a party like this. Wouldn’t wearing the massively giant stilts make it even more obvious I was getting a little extra boost? And wouldn’t it take away the only thing that is really unique or interesting about my otherwise dull self?

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There is not a single country in the world that has a higher birth rate today than it had in 1960. That is from Matt Ridley’s fantastic book, The Rational Optimist. Here is another bit … that birth rate decline has been especially pronounced in … poor countries. Very good estimates now see world population […]

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