How we subsidize fossil fuels. Boing Boing (2010-07-15). The author is mistaken toward the end: all subsidies are evil. But the chart is useful. (Linked Thursday 2010-07-15.)
The doom of the telecomms carriers. Armed and Dangerous (2010-07-15). Technological civilization is awesome. (Cont'd.) (Linked Thursday 2010-07-15.)
How We Got So Sprawly. myglesias, Matthew Yglesias (2010-07-15).
From Alyssa Katz’s excellent profile of the people in the Obama administration working to shift policy away from its anti-urban bias: New measures to reverse the march of spraw may be too little, too late. It took seven decades and trillions in federal investment to create the sprawl that the...(Linked Friday 2010-07-16.)
one thing i notice about statists, whether liberals or. Captain Capitulation, eye of the storm (2010-06-29).
one thing i notice about statists, whether liberals or conservatives: i.e. everybody. they give an argument. i blow it up, twice for good measure. then they give another, perhaps totally incompatible with the first. i vaporize it. then another. then, remarkably, back to the first as though nothing ever happened....(Linked Friday 2010-07-16.)
on the other hand, "politicizing" science is inevitable, and. Captain Capitulation, eye of the storm (2010-07-11).
on the other hand, "politicizing" science is inevitable, and obviously actual science does not directly draw policy conclusions. you sort of get the vague feeling that we could actually be ruled by scientifically discovered facts, or by dudes down in a laboratory somewhere. but ask yourself whether that makes any...(Linked Friday 2010-07-16.)