The Climategate/Climaquiddick scandal brings to mind that one of the iconic images of climate science—the “hockey stick” chart showing unprecedented and alarming warming—might get renewed scrutiny. If the climate hockey stick doesn’t withstand the blog-swarm of analysis Jay mentions, we … read more
Accompanying the infamous Climate Research Unit (CRU) emails leaked last Thursday night, there are all sorts of documents, including detailed coding notes from programmers. These notes reveal the attitudes of programmers who had grappled with the data and computer programs … read more
Click to enlarge. Steve Horwitz at the Austrian Economists blog has a good post based on Census Bureau data that were recently released on “Living Conditions in the United States, 2005.” The chart above (click to enlarge) shows the percentage … read more
Scott Grannis writes about another V-sign of the economic recovery: the rebound in real personal consumption expenditures: The turnaround has nothing to do with cash-for-clunkers, since that washed out of the numbers by the end of October (i.e., some spending … read more
THE ECONOMIST – Between 1960 and 2008, turkeys bulked up by around 11 pounds to 29 pounds, an increase of 64%. Coincidentally, in that same period the average American man gained 28 pounds (166.3 pounds to 194.3 pounds, a 16.8% … read more
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Great post and graph on the Enterprise blog from my friend and colleague at the American Enterprise Institute Nick Schulz.
But we can all remind ourselves that the richness of this country was not born in the resources of the earth, though they be plentiful, but in the men that took its measure. For that reminder is everywhere—in the cities, … read more
Michael Medved has a great piece in USA Today explaining the real intentions of the early Pilgrims who founded New England. While the reality differs in some ways from the Hallmark card version of the story, it’s more accurate and … read more
FOX BUSINESS NEWS – MinuteClinic, the pioneer and largest provider of retail-based health care in the United States, has opened its first retail health care center in Washington, D.C. inside a CVS/pharmacy store on Bladensburg Road. The clinic is open … read more