THE LAST PALM TREE….One of my favorite books of the last few years was Jared Diamond’s Guns, Germs, and Steel (review here), and apparently Diamond has a forthcoming book about how societies deal (or fail to deal) with environmental catastrophes, which sounds fascinating. Luckily for Mark Kleiman, who is a professor at UCLA, Diamond is also a professor at UCLA, so Mark got to attend a lecture today on the topic of the book. His report is here.
Photo by Gage Skidmore/Wikimedia CommonsWhy a Big Biden Win Will Make America Less Polarized and More GovernableIt could result in a new coalition in Congress that really wants to get things done.
David H. Lipp/FlickrForcing People Back to Work in a Pandemic is Both Stupid and Immoralby David AtkinsAmerica’s economy is teetering on a precipice. The COVID pandemic, abetted by the Trump ...read more