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Views of a Strange Planet

Went for a Sunday drive.  Saw this: White Sands National Monument Drove a little farther, saw this: Odocoileus hemionus You might have guessed, I did not take the first picture.  It is a view from Earth orbit.  The second picture, I did take; it is a view through my windshiled.  The two locations are about…

A chart on Clusterstock (great name) by Kamelia Angelova (another great name) shows what I’ve suspected for a while: all the jobs created in the USA, during the Bush II years, were unsustainable.  All have been lost.  Meanwhile, the population has increased by about 23 million.  People can argue about what the latest job numbers…

Comparative Effectiveness Research (CER) has been controversial, as noted in the Washington Post.  Admittedly, most of the controversy has been contrived.  Fortunately, the process is moving forward; there is no meaningful opposition at this point. A good summary of the objections of this was posted by Hilzoy at Political Animal.  I’ll deal with the objections…