Archive | March, 2011

Compassionate Capitalism

We’re so lucky to be ruled by philanthropists … Reposted with permission from Michael Perelman, who wrote it for his excellent blog Unsettling Economics. We would only add recognition for the compassionate capitalists who have heroically restrained their natural desire to cut greenhouse gases and reduce pollution, in order to protect the jobs of others […]

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What the fight against measles can teach environmentalists

by Ian Angus This week I’ve been re-reading Richard Lewontin’s excellent book The Triple Helix. It’s a concise and compelling critique, from the perspective of one of the world’s most respected evolutionary biologists, of the simplistic genetic determinism that often passes for biological science or evolutionary thought these days. I recommend it highly. I had forgotten, […]

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