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Defending the One Percent

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It seems puzzling that Harvard University would grant tenure, let alone appoint someone to be the chairman of its economics department, who fundamentally doesn't believe in economics. But there it is, all spelled out in a much talked about new...More

 

Study points to role for both organic and conventional agriculture in sustainable food production [Tomorrow's Table]

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A paper in this week's issue of Nature and a commentary on Revkin's DotEarth blog reinforces the argument that a hybrid path in agriculture -- incorporating both conventional and organic production practices -- gives the best chance of feeding some...More

 

Forcing Doctors to Perform Unnecessary Medical Procedures is Unethical and Unlawful [denialism blog]

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Many bloggers and commentators have expressed outrage over the decision by Virginia to require ultrasound examination, possibly transvaginal ultrasound, prior to women obtaining an abortion. From Bill Maher to Dahlia Lithwick people are outraged and have even suggested that it...More