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Forum: Diavlog comments 12-01-2011, 02:22 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 18,192
Posted By policy wank
Re: Penny For Your Thoughts (Robert Wright & Mickey Kaus)

If money is becoming more of an issue in providing the same level of content on the site then you should at least try to raise some money from viewers. I would gladly donate money, but I won't unless...
Forum: Diavlog comments 03-05-2010, 01:03 AM
Replies: 131
Views: 19,072
Posted By policy wank
Re: Clean Bedpan Edition (Robert Wright & James Pinkerton)

Jim Pinkerton is worthless. His solution to everything is for the government to launch a Manhattan level project on some technology he thinks is neato and then assume that the American public agrees...
Forum: Diavlog comments 02-15-2010, 09:59 PM
Replies: 225
Views: 50,700
Posted By policy wank
Re: Science Saturday: Gulping Down the Potion of Health

A high bar to becoming a parent:

Forum: Diavlog comments 11-12-2009, 02:31 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 11,135
Posted By policy wank
Re: Mobilizing to Save Civilization (Lester Brown & David Roberts)

These are two pretty good posts by Ryan Avent explaining why the prospects of geoengineering, specifically pumping sulfur into the atmosphere, are pretty dubious and no substitute for reducing carbon...
Forum: Diavlog comments 05-26-2009, 06:23 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 10,891
Posted By policy wank
Re: The Tiny Megaphone (Robert Reich & Glenn Loury)

Reich is not a practicing lawyer but he went to Yale Law School and does not have a PhD in anything. Not that you need a PhD to understand basic economics but Reich has demonstrated multiple times on...
Forum: Diavlog comments 05-26-2009, 05:42 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 10,891
Posted By policy wank
Re: The Tiny Megaphone (Robert Reich & Glenn Loury)

Robert Reich's economic analysis of cap and trade is mistaken. Whether the permits are auctioned or grandfathered the environmental consequences will be the same because the market price of a CO2...
Forum: Diavlog comments 07-07-2008, 01:30 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 15,954
Posted By policy wank
Re: The Audacity of Glenn

One counterexample to the theory that solely increasing funding can close the achievement gap.

From a John McWhorter column:
Forum: Diavlog comments 04-15-2008, 12:53 AM
Replies: 96
Views: 38,117
Posted By policy wank
Re: John Yoo's Haircut

Megan was able to thwart Glenn's bullying by constantly going off on tangents to which Glenn felt obligated to follow and bellow his opinion on. Hence the mini-argument over how many words he used to...
Forum: Diavlog comments 02-05-2008, 04:53 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 11,296
Posted By policy wank
Re: Viewer suggestions for good pop international relations book

What about Ethical Realism by Anatol Lieven and John Hulsman. It gives a very concise and informative history of the Cold War and then makes an attempt to apply those principles to our current...
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