Congressional Budget Office and the minimum wage

I was not at all surprised last week when the Congressional Budget Office issued a report claiming that increasing the minimum wage would cost jobs. They did not do the work themselves so much as rely on work that had been done by others. The finding is in line with standard economic thinking. Think supply […]

Settled science, climate change and Charles Krauthammer

This past Friday the Washington Post published an opinion piece by Charles Krauthammer titled “The myth of ‘settle science.’” In it Krauthammer takes the position the he is neither a global warming believer nor a global warming denier. But then he spend almost the entire piece attacking claims of global warming. Perhaps he feels that […]

How not to present data on natural disasters

As part of the course on energy and climate change that I’m working through on Coursera we were referred to a site listing a summary of natural disasters. Knowing the number, type and frequency of various types of natural disasters is very useful information especially when thinking about what impact climate change may have on […]

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