From the daily archives: Friday, January 25, 2008

Just to prove that I’ve got a range of musical interests, here is greatest country musician ever, and IMO the only one worth listening to.

And because you can’t stop at just one Johnny Cash song…

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I’ve been building up a rather long list of interesting science/evolution related pieces, and rather than spam my own blog with a huge list of related posts, I figured it was time for an omnibus! Content in the extended: all aboard!

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Late last year I talked briefly about how government innovation in the market can often be a very good thing. I also plugged Ha-Joon Chang’s Bad Samaritans: The Myth of Free Trade and the Secret History of Capitalism. Thankfully, I’ve now had an opportunity to read a good chunk of the book, and it lays out a convincing argument that the current neo-liberal “free trade” view of economic development is in fact not at all how America developed into an economic power – or how any developed country actually industrialized. In reality, it was government protectionism via tariffs, R&D […]

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Spend Your Refund Check In Ohio

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A piece in the Canton Rep this morning recommends that Ohioans spend their tax rebate checks on Ohio-made stuff to help out our local economy.

It’s a good idea, really.

So if you haven’t already pledged your rebate check to the Obama campaign (like Eric) then check out this list of Ohio-made products compiled by the Ohio Department of Development back in 2005.

The list focuses on nationally know brands – so it excludes most of the hundreds of food and beverage products made in Ohio. However, it does include some better known ones like Bob Evans […]

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Huckabee on WMDs and Easter Eggs

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Hilarity.

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