The increasingly cold grip of fall and the horror of near endless winter

There’s no doubt fall can be beautiful and the first arrival of cold weather invigorating, but trees don’t lose their leaves because they want to.  Energy is scarce in winter, and all living things have been shaped by the timeless evolutionary challenge of how to spend it wisely, even ourselves. Unlike many, I can’t bring… Continue reading The increasingly cold grip of fall and the horror of near endless winter

Ukraine:  Our response to the Russian invasion is incoherent and confused, but the bravery of the Ukrainian people themselves could be the deciding factor

Europe hasn’t seen a war like this in over 80 years, but so far the response from the United States and the rest of the world has lacked any coherent strategy as we impose sanctions for the sake of sanctions and search for a “free lunch” approach that both maximizes and minimizes economic pain.  In… Continue reading Ukraine:  Our response to the Russian invasion is incoherent and confused, but the bravery of the Ukrainian people themselves could be the deciding factor

Inflation is good, or at least nothing to worry about, so claim the experts

Who knew spiking prices and shortages of everything were a positive development?  We’ve gone from inflation wasn’t going to happen, period, to it’s happening but it’ll be short-lived, to it’s actually a good thing to begin with in less than 10 months.  The spin is strong as the experts try to explain away what’s eating… Continue reading Inflation is good, or at least nothing to worry about, so claim the experts