- The National Memo » Meet The Republicans Who Still Can’t Accept Obama’s Win
- It’s Upside Down Day: Conservative argues that anti-discrimination measures will cause racists to hire fewer minorities | FreakOutNation
Economic & The Economny
- All Hail Calculated Risk – NYTimes.com
Since I’ve mentioned both the nonsense that passes for economic analysis at CNBC and Joe Weisenthal, I should highlight this JW interview with Bill McBride, aka Calculated Risk. It’s a great piece — and I’m not just saying this because McBride has nice things to say about me and, even better, shows appropriate contempt for Zero Hedge.
CR is an example of the sort of economic reporting and analysis people would be following if they really wanted to know what was happening, rather than “reporting” that reinforces their prejudices. (But enter CR’s comment threads at your own risk — the usual suspects show up in force). CR’s analysis, more than anyone else’s, gave me a heads-up on the housing bubble, and has helped me along the way on many other issues.
But as I said, this kind of analysis seems to be a minority taste. Although you do have to wonder: what would really happen if someone set up a Serious Business channel?
- Bill McBride Of Calculated Risk – Business Insider
Climate & Climate Politics
- Kay Koplovitz: Disbelievers of Global Warming Cannot Dispute This
See the Effects of Global Warming in Film: Chasing Ice
You’ll see no more dramatic evidence of the effects of climate change than is clearly visible in the film Chasing Ice, produced and directed by Jeff Orlowski. It tells the compelling story of Jim Balog‘s five-year journey to record in time-lapse photography the disappearing glaciers on multiple continents. (read the complete article…)
- BBC News – Robert Redford’s new hope for climate change deal—
- The Mind of the Cosmos: How Humans Found Our Way Back to the Center of the Universe | Think Tank | Big Think
Here is one of the great existential problems that caused a lot of 20th century angst: the more we learn about the universe, the more we realize how insignificant we are.
Here is 21st century science’s answer to that: Humans are very sophisticated conglomerates of materials. We are very special indeed. (read the complete article..)