http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/ezra-klein/post/study-proximity-to-healthy-foods-doesnt-matter-price-does/2012/06/19/gJQAcmRZoV_blog.html Proximity to healthy foods doesn't matter, price does. A study about food deserts and such.
Green jobs advocates make assertions that fly in the face of fundamental economic theory and evidence. ... Claims about job creation should be separated from environmental goals. If one wishes to argue that CO2 emission must be limited, or that some other policy is believed to be desirable on environmental grounds, that is fine. Make the case. However, to assert that we can have our cake and eat it, too - and get wealthier by doing so - is not credible.Page 138 of the Green Energy book. Well, that's what it comes down to, really, isn't it? I agree completely.
Interestingly, here's a libertarian's idea on how to tackle climate change: http://www.theatlantic.com/business/archive/2012/05/a-conservatives-approach-to-combating-climate-change/257827/
I don't think any of his suggestions fall too far afoul of the arguments in the book I'm reading. But I'll have to read both more to see.
Anyway, now I have to think about how we're going to work out our move. We're rapidly approaching the point of having to nail things down. With actual nails.
I need to get strong again. Yesterday's squats were fine, but it was very hot. It was awkward coping with the belt, but I think by next time it'll be mostly natural again. I could probably hit 400 for a single if I really wanted right now, but I'm not doing heavy singles. It's hard to cope with the heat. It's so hot.
It is hard to cope in general. It is so hot out.
The sleeve of this shirt tore at the elbow. Has it been like that for a while? I'm wearing it rolled up to compensate for the heat, so it doesn't show.
Things I hate: Benford's Law. It's become a popular thing, so people think they are actually saying something useful when they bring it up on the internet. I hate people on the internet. Present company included. I hate all of you. Come to my party on July 14th.
I need to think of a way to make a dish that has the taste and feel of pad thai or something without requiring all the fiddly little ingredients of pad thai. What is it about pad thai that we like? Maybe it's the sauce plus the peanuts. We can get peanuts. But the sauce is one of the tricky fiddly bits. Can we just buy the sauce? Do they sell it?
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