Monthly Archives: March 2007

Thinking in Seattle

Given the hypothetical task of capturing a free country without a civil war, I was thinking about how I might approach the problem. Something for Nothing First, I would borrow and print a lot of money. I would use this … Continue reading

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A Socialist System in Perfect Balance in Nova Scotia

Assume that the population of Nova Scotia is 1 million. Assume that the government forces retailers to replace 250,000, 100 watt incandescent bulbs with florescent bulbs. At any given moment, assuming they are all on, 25,000 KW is consumed by … Continue reading

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It’s Completely Different This Time

According to Newsweek: There are ominous signs that the Earth’s weather patterns have begun to change dramatically and that these changes may portend a drastic decline in food production– with serious political implications for just about every nation on Earth. … Continue reading

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Feeling Good But Accomplishing Nothing in Nova Scotia

Newton’s second law teaches us that replacing incandescent with florescent bulbs saves you exactly no energy, assuming a building is being heated to a temperature higher than the outdoor temperature. In fact, it doesn’t make an iota of difference if … Continue reading

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