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Super Freaks of the Economics Profession

October 20th, 2009 · 11 Comments

Steve Levitt‘s and Stephen Dubner’s Freaknomics was a great read. Interesting and provoking writing, underlining the value of taking commonly understood items, shaking the data, and seeing whether the common understandings could hold up to the light of day. Worth the read, especially because it is the sort of work where if you finish it […]

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If you can stomach it … they couldn’t

October 20th, 2009 · 1 Comment

Courtesy of the camera and work of Chris Jordan, decaying Albatross chicks are sending a message from the Pacific gyre about the plastic footprint that humanity is leaving across the planet.  Chris’ introduction to this searing set of photos: These photographs of albatross chicks were made just a few weeks ago on Midway Atoll, a […]

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Tags: Energy · plastic · politics · pollution