One year old, but still interesting...
Net loss pork -- a quick analysis showing how San Diego (for example) loses from earmarks that are supposed to help San Diego. OTOH, San Diego is quite good at wasting its own money, e.g., $75,000 water cops
Climate Debt -- do rich countries owe poor countries for past pollution? I say yes, and China still claims yes (from a conversation I had recently).
Real Estate and the 4th World -- some thoughts on why people feel so bad when their house value falls.
The Disaster in Haiti -- not much information in that post about the earthquake that killed over 300,000. What's strange is that the headline is still current. There have been a few more disasters recently (rigged election, floods, cholera). Corruption and poor governance is a curse that will not quit.