“Asking For It” | Vol. 4 / No. 26.1

My home state of Wyoming claims to hold to a “live and let live” ethos. The idea is that everyone just goes along doing what they want to, minding their own business, and not bothering anyone else. In this way we supposedly can accept all cultures, creeds, etc. In reality, this is mostly bullshit. The way that it actually works is “you can do whatever you want, as long as you don’t do it in front of me.”
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Unintended Consequences Don’t Undermine Science-Based Policy | Vol. 4 / No. 16.4

It’s been 65 years since Rachel Carson’s Silent Spring began the US environmental protection movement, and now that we’re talking about dismantling it entirely, I think it’s worth talking about this Daily Beast article. Even if outright banning DDT was wrong — and maybe it was — that’s no excuse for returning to an age of environmental ignorance.
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