- Carbon Taxes Cut Debt, Cool Planet By the Bloomberg Editors. See also Carbon Tax Silence, Overtaken by Events, By ROBERT H. FRANK. And Study Finds More of Earth Is Hotter and Says Global Warming Is at Work. And What Cornfields Show, Data Now Confirm: July Set Mark as U.S.’s Hottest Month. And EPA’s Global Emissions by Source. And McDermott Bill: Addresses Climate Change, Protects Consumers & Reduces Deficit. And sea-ice extent.
- Must We Spend Diesel Taxes on Roads?
- ‘Suicide Tourists’ Go to the Swiss for Help in Dying
- Phyllis Diller, Sassy Comedian, Dies at 95
- Six Policies Economists Love (And Politicians Hate): Five: Tax carbon emissions. Yes, that means higher gasoline prices. It’s a kind of consumption tax, and can be structured to make sure it doesn’t disproportionately harm lower-income Americans. More, it’s taxing something that’s bad, which gives people an incentive to stop polluting.
- Skilled Work, Without the Worker: Crazy video! (For cartoon macro?)
- Working 9 to 12 (review by Posner of ‘How Much Is Enough?’ by Robert Skidelsky and Edward Skidelsky): “In recent years, England has become much more like the United States, but I well remember as recently as the 1980s how shabby England was, how terrible the plumbing, how shoddy the housing materials, how treacherously uneven the floors and sidewalks, how inadequate the heating and poor the food — and how tolerant the English were of discomfort.”
- The Case for Natural Gas Exports By MICHAEL A. LEVI
- Long-Term Jobless Regroup to Fight the Odds
- Shopper Alert: Price May Drop for You Alone. Price discrimination for cartoon micro?
- Helen Gurley Brown, Who Gave ‘Single Girl’ a Life in Full, Dies at 90: “She was 90, though parts of her were considerably younger… Perhaps none of these things — not the books, not the unabashed look of Cosmopolitan and its legion of imitators, not the giddy pleasure with which American women embraced sex without shame — would have happened quite as soon if Ms. Brown had heeded a single piece of advice. In 1962, just before “Sex and the Single Girl” was due to be published, she received a telegram from her mother. In an interview with CNN in 1998, Ms. Brown recalled its contents. “dear helen,” it read. “if you move very quickly, i think we can stop publication of the book.” “
- How Not To Get Hacked: The four things you need to do right now to avoid the fate of tech writer Mat Honan.
- http://olympictelescope.com/Home.html. We saw Saturn!
- Are You Worth More Dead Than Alive? For cartoon micro? PV
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August 27, 2012