Author: Erik Loomis

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The Congressional Budget Office released a report showing that poorly educated government workers make more than they would in the private sector. That’s hardly surprising. What’s equally unsurprising is that pro-business writers are saying that government workers make too much money. First up is my new favorite Atlantic hack Jordan Weissmann: It’s great that the […]

Apologizing for Exploitation

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On January 30, 2012
Tom Krazit at Paid Content has a piece up apologizing for Apple’s exploitation of Chinese workers in the creation of its products. Krazit argues that Apple really can’t do anything about the problem–the jobs aren’t coming back to the US, it would be too risky for Apple to open its own factory, and China might […]

Henry Miller

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On January 30, 2012

Very interesting Jeanette Winterson take on Henry Miller in the Times Book Review. I suppose my problem with Miller isn’t that he was a misogynist per se. Philip Roth is a misogynist and he̵

A WPA For History

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On January 29, 2012

The highly respected historian and radical Jesse Lemisch has taken the American Historical Association to task for its unwillingness to deal with the field’s employment crisis. Lemisch compares

Alternative Energy Subsidies

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On January 29, 2012
If there’s one thing more frustrating to environmentalists than the reluctance of the government to subsidize clean energy production, I don’t know what it is. Not only is it central to any reasonable plan for fighting climate change, but it just makes sense on so many levels. Subsidies have brought the prices of renewables nearly […]

Engineering Nature

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On January 29, 2012

I found the comment section on my bayou post of yesterday interesting for a couple of reasons, including that saving the marshes is an impossible task. This really is not true. The U.S. Army Corps of

Save Louisiana

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On January 28, 2012

Outside of the larger spectre of climate change, the biggest environmental crisis in the United States is the melting of southern Louisiana into the ocean.* A combination of diking the Mississippi Riv

A Rising Republican Star

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On January 27, 2012
Looks like the Republican Party has another state politician sure to appeal to the wingunttia masses. This time it’s in North Carolina, where state Rep. Larry Pittman is calling for the return of public hangings: “We need to make the death penalty a real deterrent again by actually carrying it out. Every appeal that can […]

Wolf

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On January 27, 2012

Appropriate given Wolf Blitzer’s increasingly embarrassing existence on CNN, watch him score what might be the lowest score ever on Celebrity Jeopardy. Also, Andy Richter is a beast. Not that th

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