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At the risk of biting a hand that fed me a tiny morsel, here's an interesting take on the Amazon/Hachette book fight. To me, the interesting piece here is the question of value-added. What value does the publisher add to the publishing process? In the traditional book purchasing paradigm, when... Continue reading
Reblogged 9 hours ago at Environmental Economics
I've been a fan of Mike Rowe since his early days on the Discovery Channel's 'Dirty Jobs.' I don't always agree with his political views, but he's entertaining. He has a new show on CNN called 'Somebody's Gotta Do it,' where he highlights what seem to many like odd jobs.... Continue reading
Reblogged yesterday at Environmental Economics
OK, now I have a new mission...I need to be published in PNIS.
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*"I have no idea what Bono and the Edge think is funny." Continue reading
Posted 4 days ago at Environmental Economics
I also contacted Penny Goldberg, a professor of economics at Yale University and editor of the American Economic Review, to ask if she could think of any joke, any tiny moment of amusement, one solitary witticism that has passed across her desk. Anything, even if it was rejected. Ms. Goldberg,... Continue reading
Reblogged 4 days ago at Environmental Economics
Jhon (I thought a graduate from Centre would appreciate the transposition): Congrats and good luck to SYDEE.
Toggle Commented 7 days ago on Battle of Env-Econ at Environmental Economics
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Just received the Spring softball schedule for the Official Oldest Daughter of Env-Econ (OODEE). On March 1, 2015, Wittenberg University (home of OODEE) will battle the spelling challenged alma mater of John, Centre College (what? can't handle being a U?) in Transylvania, Kentucky (no really, that's a place). At stake... Continue reading
Posted 7 days ago at Environmental Economics
They drew their demand data on the correct axes!
Toggle Commented Oct 16, 2014 on Water pricing (sigh) at Environmental Economics
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Last week I mentioned I mentioned that I would be presenting (yesterday) to The Ohio State University Environmental Professionals Network Breakfast Club on the topic of "Ohio's Water Resources and Citizens at Risk - Ag-related Practices and Policies to Prevent Harmful Algal Blooms, Post-Toledo." I (along with each of two... Continue reading
Posted Oct 15, 2014 at Environmental Economics
Ivory Coast, the world’s largest producer of cacao, the raw ingredient in M&M’s, Butterfingers and Snickers Bars, has shut down its borders with Liberia and Guinea, putting a major crimp on the workforce needed to pick the beans that end up in chocolate bars and other treats just as the... Continue reading
Reblogged Oct 13, 2014 at Environmental Economics
" I'm being honest, asshole. I would expect you to know the difference."
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Next Tuesday I get the honor (?) of being a panelist at The Ohio State University Environmental Professionals Network Breakfast Club panel discussion titled "Ohio's Water Resources and Citizens at Risk - Ag-related Practices and Policies to Prevent Harmful Algal Blooms, Post-Toledo." I'm on the 'Policy' panel along with a... Continue reading
Posted Oct 9, 2014 at Environmental Economics
Many Texans have long held the oil and gas industry as dear to their hearts as a prairie range full of feeding cattle. Now suddenly that love is being tested here in a local election, where a grass-roots campaign against gas producers has pushed the industry into a corner. The... Continue reading
Reblogged Oct 9, 2014 at Environmental Economics
Scientists announced Monday that human-caused climate change contributed to and/or amplified nine of 2013's most extreme weather events, making one of the most definitive statements yet on the direct link between individual weather extremes and human-induced climate change. In a new report released in the Bulletin of the American Meteorological... Continue reading
Reblogged Sep 30, 2014 at Environmental Economics
I'm stuck in Adminiland (trust me it's a real place and a good excuse for my sparsity in posting lately). Besides, sometimes Jon Stewart just says it better...enjoy if you have 10 minutes. The Daily Show Get More: Daily Show Full Episodes,Indecision Political Humor,The Daily Show on Facebook Continue reading
Posted Sep 25, 2014 at Environmental Economics
A complex story in the Guardian about California Almond production, water, drough and government regulation provides great fodder for an introductory microeconomics class (oh, and it provides good coverage for our favorite Aguanomist, David Zetland): Touted as the ultimate superfood and an essential ingredient in everything from mezze to marzipan:... Continue reading
Posted Sep 15, 2014 at Environmental Economics
From the inbox: Dear Dear Author, We shortlisted you after reading your thoughtfull research work: "Research Article" Impact Factor 3.274 Our journal International Journal Management Sciences and Business research ISSN-2226-8235)with good reputation and published by USA and UK PHD Doctors Collaboration and referred from them, which focused on business, management,... Continue reading
Posted Sep 12, 2014 at Environmental Economics
A federal judge has ruled that BP's reckless conduct resulted in the nation's worst offshore oil spill, leaving the company open to billions of dollars in penalties. U.S. District Judge Carl Barbier's ruling Thursday could nearly quadruple the amount of civil penalties for polluting the Gulf of Mexico with oil... Continue reading
Reblogged Sep 4, 2014 at Environmental Economics
You missed the obvious tie-in to rational economic behavior: "Indiana University used to do it, but stopped because of a software change. Dartmouth College and Cornell University include median grades on transcripts. Cornell used to publish the information online, but quit in 2011 after a study revealed that enrollment spiked in classes with a median grade of A."
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Discussants from Massachusetts, North Carolina, Rhode Island and Florida?
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With the start of the autumn 2014 semester, the university adds a new housing learning community focused on sustainability to its diverse living options for new and returning students. The university offers its students more than a dozen learning communities, which are comprised of groups of students who live together... Continue reading
Reblogged Aug 26, 2014 at Environmental Economics
Following rapid warming in the late 20th century, this century has so far seen surprisingly little increase in the average temperature at the Earth’s surface. At first this was a blip, then a trend, then a puzzle for the climate science community. More than a dozen theories have now been... Continue reading
Reblogged Aug 22, 2014 at Environmental Economics
I posted this to my daughter on Facebook earlier today. John seemed to think it was blog-worthy. So here you go: As we move our oldest into her dorm today, I thought I would give her (and maybe all of the others starting college this week) one last Dad lecture.... Continue reading
Posted Aug 21, 2014 at Environmental Economics
That's a baseball coach's tan line. Haven't golfed in over a year.
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