Category Archives: Climate Change

Good Things Elsewhere

It’s all Donald Trump all the time, unless it’s Ted Cruz, or maybe, sometimes, Marco Rubio, which is fine with Hillary Clinton – no one is talking about Benghazi or her emails. And who is this Ben Carson person? Is … Continue reading

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Why Good Things Are Bad

London burned down in 1666 – it started at a bakery on Pudding Lane – but that was a bad year. The war with the Dutch wasn’t going well either – but we did get some cool insults out of … Continue reading

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Structurally Induced Pessimism

No one ends up where they expected. All the graduate fellowships meant a career as a scholar, or at least a tenure-track position teaching English at some small liberal arts college in the middle of nowhere – but that wasn’t … Continue reading

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The Odd Current Climate

Those of us who came of age in the sixties – the assassination of one Kennedy and the King “I Have a Dream” speech followed by the Civil Rights Act of 1964 and the Voting Rights Act of 1965, and … Continue reading

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Product Differentiation

Ah, to be a ten-year-old boy in the late fifties, when each September the folks in Detroit revealed, each on one special night on national television, the new models. Planned obsolescence was not only a brilliant business model – only … Continue reading

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Storm Warnings

The last Monday in October and there’s no massive hurricane that morphed into a nine-hundred-mile-wide winter cyclone here in Southern California – just another day of full sunshine, in the mid-eighties with palm trees and all that. We’re the ones … Continue reading

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Missing in Action

So Obama clearly won the second presidential debate – everyone but Fox News’ Dick Morris agrees. Heck, even the sour and perpetually and insufferably smug George F. Will said Obama won: I think there was a winner in the sense … Continue reading

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