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John Whitehead
Boone, NC
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Posted 2 hours ago at Environmental Economics
Sad: Barbie and other traditional toys are having a much tougher time supporting their elderly parent Mattel, a toymaker significantly weakened by stiff competition from small upstarts and by digital distractions aimed at children. On Monday, the company reported that toy sales during last month’s crucial holiday shopping season plummeted,... Continue reading
Reblogged 3 hours ago at Environmental Economics
NYC Mayor: “The furious hoarfrost bearing down upon us knows neither mercy nor reason, and all within the five boroughs will perish, cowering in their brittle dwellings ... This shall be a tempest the likes of which has never been glimpsed by man or beast. Clutch your babes close to... Continue reading
Reblogged 3 hours ago at Environmental Economics
Because transportation infrastructure is a gift from god? A trio of state polls released this week show voters in states such as Georgia, New Jersey and Utah do not support an increase in their gas taxes to pay for new transportation projects. The surveys come as lawmakers in Washington are... Continue reading
Reblogged 4 days ago at Environmental Economics
Is it beer thirty yet? I need a drink: The Senate on Thursday again voted to reject two measures related to the Keystone XL pipeline that declared that humans are a cause of climate change — the second set of votes on the issue in two days. Senators are using... Continue reading
Reblogged 4 days ago at Environmental Economics
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My problem is I want to conduct extraneous empirical analysis: The Senate on Wednesday voted that “climate change is real and is not a hoax” as Democrats used the Keystone XL pipeline debate to force votes on the politically charged issue ahead of the 2016 elections. The “hoax” amendment to... Continue reading
Reblogged 5 days ago at Environmental Economics
I've always wanted to complete a marathon: The Senate on Tuesday began what is expected to be a weeks-long debate over the Keystone XL pipeline by holding a trio of amendment votes. Out of the three amendments proposed, only one — Republican Sen. Rob Portman's (Ohio) trimmed down version of... Continue reading
Reblogged 6 days ago at Environmental Economics
Were four Senators already out there campaigning for President? The Senate on Tuesday overwhelmingly approved an amendment to the Keystone XL pipeline bill that is aimed at improving energy efficiency in buildings — a rare moment of bipartisan agreement in a tense debate that is nowhere near being settled. Lawmakers... Continue reading
Reblogged 6 days ago at Environmental Economics
Time to update the encyclopedia (don't follow that link unless you can stomach self-promotion): Tropical forests store huge amounts of carbon. When their trees are cut or burned, the carbon is eventually released into the atmosphere, mixing with oxygen to form the long-lasting greenhouse gas carbon dioxide. The pace of... Continue reading
Reblogged 7 days ago at Environmental Economics
Krugman (Hating good government) reminds us (again) that, politically, scientific evidence doesn't much matter: It’s now official: 2014 was the warmest year on record. You might expect this to be a politically important milestone. After all, climate change deniers have long used the blip of 1998 — an unusually hot... Continue reading
Posted Jan 19, 2015 at Environmental Economics
Not from the Onion: A recent survey conducted by the Oklahoma State University Department of Agricultural Economics found that 80.44% of respondents supported a government policy mandating labels on foods containing DNA. Not GMOs. DNA, the genetic material contained in every living thing known to science and practically every food,... Continue reading
Reblogged Jan 19, 2015 at Environmental Economics
Jeffrey Beall: The predatory journal named Journal of Computer Science and Information Technology has accepted a bogus, computer-generated paper entitled “Robots No Longer Considered Harmful.” The paper’s “authors” are listed as I.P. Freely, Oliver Clothesoff, Jacques Strap, Hugh Jazz and Amanda Huginkiss. via scholarlyoa.com Hat tip: Retraction Watch Continue reading
Reblogged Jan 18, 2015 at Environmental Economics
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Breaking news (email alert): Last year was the hottest in earth’s recorded history, scientists reported on Friday, underscoring scientific warnings about the risks of runaway emissions and undermining claims by climate-change contrarians that global warming had somehow stopped. ... In the annals of climatology, 2014 now surpasses 2010 as the... Continue reading
Reblogged Jan 16, 2015 at Environmental Economics
... because I can't focus on work while I eat my daily turkey and cheese on wheat at my lousy desk: This Saturday, Patriots wide receiver Julian Edelman threw a 51-yard touchdown pass to Danny Amendola, making him the first non-quarterback to throw a TD pass for the Pats in... Continue reading
Reblogged Jan 16, 2015 at Environmental Economics
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Google Scholar tells me that I'm on the decline. Here is a chart of my citations: Continue reading
Posted Jan 16, 2015 at Environmental Economics
How do I go about dropping this class?
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From the inbox: Dear John, Can you please help me share the information below on the upcoming SBCA conference through the Environmental Economics blog? Please let me know if you have any questions or need more information. I am also attaching our conference and workshop flyers for your reference. The... Continue reading
Posted Jan 16, 2015 at Environmental Economics
At current growth rate, the cover of @tylercowen and @ATabarrok’s textbook will soon be completely obscured by hands. pic.twitter.com/QDwUkB6xs6 — Daniel Lin (@DLin71) January 15, 2015 Continue reading
Posted Jan 15, 2015 at Environmental Economics
Alan Krupnick: EPA issued a long-awaited statement today on its intentions to reduce methane emissions from the oil and gas extraction, processing and transmission sectors 40-45 percent of 2012 emissions by 2025. While EPA had begun to tackle emissions from new wells, and plans to continue down this road in... Continue reading
Reblogged Jan 15, 2015 at Environmental Economics
"Surely this because any life has an enormous non-marketed value to it, on top of the marketed lifetime earnings?" But isn't this the justification why Costanza et al. can say the world is worth something greater than GDP? It helps me more to think that if the average WTP to reduce risk by 1 in a million is $X then VSL is $X million. But that isn't really saving one life, is it? There just seems to be a leap between WTP for dr and the VSL that I can't always reconcile! Like I said ... call me dim ...
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The local newspaper: Appalachian State’s basketball teams could probably qualify for bonus frequent flier miles after the past week. App State’s men’s basketball team has traveled all over the Southeast to play basketball. Of the Mountaineers’ 13 games, 10 have been away from Boone, which includes eight different states, if... Continue reading
Reblogged Jan 14, 2015 at Environmental Economics
If you haven't had time yet to read Banzhaf (2014) and Cameron (2010): ... Edwin Paxson, one of its top mathematicians, had been asked by the Air Force to think about the problem of an optimal first strike against the Soviet Union. How could the United States annihilate the Soviet... Continue reading
Reblogged Jan 14, 2015 at Environmental Economics
The days to review is sorted from lowest to highest and then plotted in order.
Toggle Commented Jan 13, 2015 on Navel gazing at Environmental Economics
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The data goes back to 2007 or 2008, I think. JEEM didn't start using computers until later.
Toggle Commented Jan 13, 2015 on Navel gazing at Environmental Economics
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