Archives for December 4, 2013

Prompted by PB I read Gambling with Civilization by Paul Krugman, which is a review of The Climate Casino: Risk, Uncertainty, and Economics for a Warming World by William D. Nordhaus. I haven’t read the latter. The Climate Casino is in no sense the work of someone skeptical about either the reality of global warming…

Common People

“For twenty terces I phrase the answer in clear and actionable language; for ten I use the language of cant, which occasionally admits of ambiguity; for five, I speak a parable which you must interpret as you will; and for one terce, I babble in an unknown tongue.” [Update: there’s a better version at http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=j8EFGHhFtEs…