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- WPC Blog: Ocean Acidification: Ecology Admits Science ‘Is Not There’ to Claim Oyster Deaths October 29, 2014The post WPC Blog: Ocean Acidification: Ecology Admits Science ‘Is Not There’ to Claim Oyster Deaths appeared first on Washington State Wire.
- Critics of Class-Size Initiative Say it’s Like Voting for ‘Puppies and Apple Pie’ October 29, 2014As is often the case, some of the most heated debates in this year’s election cycle seem to be centered on classrooms and education reform. Chief among them is Initiative 1351, a call for reduced class sizes that if passed, would add 25,561 new teachers and non-teaching support staff to the public school system’s payroll. […] The post Critics of Class-Size I
- PSBJ: Seattle is 8th in U.S. Job Growth in 2014 October 29, 2014The post PSBJ: Seattle is 8th in U.S. Job Growth in 2014 appeared first on Washington State Wire.
- Top 3 International Stories I’m Watching Today October 24, 20141) The air strikes in Syria on the Islamic State by the anti-ISIS coalition (led by the U.S.) has killed 521 militants and 32 civilians. 2) Venezuela has started a new program rationing foods, basic goods and medical supplies using a fingerprinting system. Major stores and facilities have been taken over by the government. 3) NATO commanders […]
- Top 3 International Stories I’m Watching Today October 24, 20141) American Jeffrey Fowle freed from North Korea unexpectedly. 2) The Mexican government has put a warrant out for the arrest of the Mayor of Iguala where 43 people students went missing. 3) Israel and Palestine are getting heated again after the death of a baby girl. A nephew of a known Hamas bomb-maker drove […]
- Top 3 International Stories I’m Watching Today October 23, 20141) Two shooting happened at a war memorial in Ottawa, Canada. Cpl. Nathan Cirillo was murdered. Please hug, virtually or in reality, any Canadian you know. 2) A bomb that went off outside of Cairo University today wounded 11 people. Ajnad Misr (Soldiers of Egypt) claimed responsibility for the bombing. 3) Sit-in protests in the capital […]
- U.S. Refuses to Stop Giving Contracts to Backers of Afghan Insurgency October 30, 2014The U.S. Army is refusing to “suspend or debar” supporters of the Afghan insurgency from receiving lucrative government contracts, a practice that is illegal and dangerous to U.S. national security interests, according to a government watchdog group.
- Cassidy Slams Landrieu on Keystone Pipeline Failure October 30, 2014
- Perry Demands Resignation of WH Official Who Called Netanyahu ‘Chickenshit’ October 30, 2014Texas Gov. Rick Perry issued a statement Wednesday calling for the resignation of the senior Obama administration official who called Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu a “chickenshit,” as revealed in an article by the Atlantic‘s Jeffrey Goldberg on Tuesday.
- Liberals and Unaffordable Housing: Cause or Effect? October 30, 2014As the Antiplanner noted yesterday, the Washington Post has observed that unaffordable housing markets tend to be in liberal metropolitan areas while conservative metropolitan areas tend to be affordable. This is based on a comparison by Trulia economist Jed Kolko of housing prices (in dollars per square foot) vs. voting for Obama or Romney in […]
- Economic Principles for Planners, Part 2 October 29, 2014Here’s a continuation of yesterday’s post with five more economic principles for planners. Today’s principles are a little more complicated than yesterday’s. To clarify, I am using the word “planners” as shorthand for “advocates of government infrastructure subsidies and regulation.” 6. There’s no such thing as a free lunch. Planners would like you to believ
- Economic Principles for Planners, Part 1 October 28, 2014Planners and economists often come to the exact opposite conclusions about various policy proposals. In too many cases, this seems to be because planners (which I define here as “advocates of government spending and regulation”) have a poor understanding of basic economics. To help them out, the Antiplanner has developed ten economic principles for planners.