Discussion: Fossil Fuels and the Expansion of the Human Endeavor

David Nemerson invites to the following discussion. You are more than welcome to become engaged through a comment below. I got in a debate yesterday about the role that fossil fuels played in the explosion in the size of the human population and material economy since the early 1800s.  My thesis was the expansion from Read more about Discussion: Fossil Fuels and the Expansion of the Human Endeavor[…]

Is A Universal Basic Income a Poor Tool to Fight Poverty?

Shared by Maurie Cohen on our mailing list. Why doesn’t the government just give everybody money? Figure out a reasonable amount — the official poverty line amounts to about $25,000 for a family of four; a full-time job at $15 an hour would provide about $30,000 a year — and hand every adult a monthly Read more about Is A Universal Basic Income a Poor Tool to Fight Poverty?[…]