Author: Erik Loomis

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Music Notes

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On March 6, 2021
The obvious music story of the week is the death of Bunny Wailer. I admit that I am not a reggae fan, though in small doses it’s fine. In fact, what always got in the way of me really digging The Clash was all the reggae-influenced numbers. But you certainly can’t overstate the importance of […]
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In the now quite long move away from employment-heavy extractive economies, environmentalists have always urged as part of the employment plan for the new economy putting unemployed loggers or miners back to work doing restoration projects. This was a huge thing in the environmental-economic conversation in the Pacific Northwest in the late 80s and 90s, […]
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Biden’s Political Acumen

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On March 5, 2021
Biden understands something important that I don’t think Obama ever quite got–it’s more important to have people with good political skills running things than pulling in best and the brightest from the business or academic worlds. Obama was always and remains enamored of those types today. Biden, a political animal if nothing else, is far […]
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