Author: Erik Loomis

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Food Trucks

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On February 23, 2012
I don’t agree with all of Yglesias’ analysis here on cities regulating food trucks out of business, but the overall point is fairly sound. In the comment section for my post on Cleveland the other day, I suggested that cities trying to revitalize themselves need to spend more time creating the infrastructure that would allow […]
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Cookstoves?

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On February 21, 2012
Climate-change villain and sociopath I’m not minimizing the fact that inefficient cookstoves in the developing world cause a lot of problems, including lung disease in the women who use them, deforestation, and other important issues. In fact, there’s been a multi-decade effort to introduce more efficient cookstoves into the developing world. But to hear American […]

Branding Cleveland

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On February 21, 2012

This is an interesting piece at Rustwire on Cleveland’s constant attempts to rebrand itself over the past 40 years. As industry left the city, Cleveland suffered an identity crisis as real as it

Earth Above Man

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On February 20, 2012
Santorum really is determined to build his entire presidential campaign on early 90s wingnut talking points. “Unlike the Earth, we’re intelligent, and we can actually manage things,” Santorum said. In reference to liberals, Santorum said, “When it comes to management of the Earth, they are the anti-science ones.” If by “management,” Santorum means “allow mining […]
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