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Yesterday I suggested that the articles on both Picketty’s super-duper-mega-important book of the century on capitalism as well as the Yglesias piece on the gender wage gap were deserving of a fine toothed comb. Here, Matt Rognlie (whose blog I used to follow but for some reason I can’t get his feed to work for […]

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I’m not in the mood to rant and rave about this silliness, especially since we here at the Wintercow Brewing Company partake in a very “small scale” version of the same: In Maine and across the country, brewers and farmers have formed handshake agreements: Brewers brew beer, producing barrels or truckloads full of heavy, wet […]

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I follow environmental news quite closely, and picked up this one today: Saving dying lake is priority for Iranian leader So read just a few sentences into the story and you see this: Lake Oroumieh, one of the biggest saltwater lakes on Earth, has shrunk more than 80 percent to 1,000 square kilometers (nearly 400 […]

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Because they are all evil and want to harm children, the poor and Mother Earth. Here is yet another finding about the energy “efficiency” of “green” buildings: Washington, D.C. may have the highest number of certified green buildings in the country, but research by¬† Environmental Policy Alliance suggests it might not be doing much good. […]

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Among some of the most unproductive questions I am asked regularly include questions of the type, “are you in support of XYZ?” As if XYZ is some monolithic, black and white, easy to understand and represent with the word XYZ, thing. Of course, it is not. So, in the past I’ve been very evasive when […]

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Do this. The folks out in Bozeman are terrific. The scenery is not half bad either. Same for the beer.

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Much of my “leisure” time has been spent in the ecology and climate literature of late. One thing is really startling for me, especially among the moralistic aspects of environmental policy. Climate activists and policymakers seem to indicate that the “baseline” or “right” climate is that which existed between 1960 and 1980. After all, that […]

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Humans are to electricity like fish are to water … or something close to it. Electricity has become so vital to our lives, yet so reliable, that we hardly think about it, perhaps even as we pay our monthly electricity bills. reflecting on our reliance upon electricity may lead one into a paradox, and it […]

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Weekend Ponderance

From a student research paper, From 2002 to 2012, 3,668 academic articles were written about them (GM foods) and yet not a single one has come to a credible negative conclusion about the health effects of these so-called “Frankenfoods.” I’ll be putting up link to to 50 or so research papers in the near future.

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If you accept the conventional estimates for what a life in the United States is worth, statistically, you come up with a number around $7 million. This of course is not to say that any particular life is “worth” $7 million. After all, if I asked you how much money you would accept to allow […]

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