Archive for July, 2005

Site Tweaks

Saturday, July 30th, 2005

I don’t run Internet Explorer, mostly because it sucks. As a result, it took me a little longer than it should have to notice that this site design has the nasty side-effect of causing the page to render all wrong in IE (with the sidebar below the main body) anytime a link breaks across lines. […]

Return from the Desert

Thursday, July 28th, 2005

I’ve been silent for the past two weeks due to a hastily-planned trip to Moab, Utah, for a bit of mountain biking on their famous trails. I’ll have a few comments about that soon; in the meantime, it’s worth noting that the energy bill has passed the House. There’s commentary over at my frequent haunts, […]

New Environmental Economics Weblog

Thursday, July 14th, 2005

Aptly named “Environmental Economics“. Hat tip to Knowledge Problem.

The Other Side of Environmental Issues

Wednesday, July 13th, 2005

Over at Marginal Revolution, they’re pointing out that the net effect of global warming to the U.S. economy will likely be positive. This is, of course, based on a study that assumes that the warming takes place at a measured pace and ignores both certain “nonmarket” effects and second-tier effects of disruptions to the rest […]

Open Access PLoS Biology Most Cited Journal

Monday, July 11th, 2005

As I grabbed an article on the emerging role of mathematics in the biological sciences a few weeks back from the Public Library of Science (PLoS), I was thinking about how wonderful it was to be able to access the article (and their entire archive) for free. For the previous four years, I had taken […]

A Great Reflection on the Iraq War

Monday, July 11th, 2005

In today’s Washington Post, titled “A Hawk Questions Himself as His Son Goes to War”. It is one of the most honest, accurate assessments of the war that I’ve read.

Karl Rove is Outed as CIA Leak Source

Sunday, July 10th, 2005

It’s confirmed over at Newsweek. So… will we see an indictment of Bush’s top political operator on Federal charges? It’s unclear whether Rove actually used Plame’s name, but it is known that he identified her as Joseph Wilson’s wife, which would be public knowledge: “Cooper wrote that Rove offered him a ‘big warning’ not to […]

The Cost of the Federal Deficit

Saturday, July 9th, 2005

Even after criticizing the Tax Foundation’s weblog, I still read it from time to time, as it does occasionally provide some useful insights. A particularly good one is Andrew Chamberlain’s post on “The $919 Per Person Deficit Tax“, which does a good job of describing in short form the real cost of the federal deficit. […]

Economics, Energy, and the Environment.