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For the latest LGM podcast, I interviewed Michael Hillard, an economist at the University of Southern Maine, about his new book, Shredding Paper: The Rise and Fall of Maine’s Mighty Paper Industry. For those of you who think this is some esoteric specialized topic, it’s not because what we are really talking about the changes […]
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LePage

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On June 29, 2015
Paul LePage is a very special person. I have to wonder whether in the entire annals of American politics, an executive has been such an asshole to have united both political parties against him to the point of the legislature unanimously overriding vetoes. If so, I certainly don’t know about it. And yet this man […]

Cannibal Lobsters

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On July 28, 2013

Let’s take massive overfishing and combine it with rapidly worsening climate change. What you end up with is a nightmare of cannibalistic lobsters, not to mention a Maine fishing economy despera

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