Best Posts of 2012
All of these posts can be accessed from the archive list at the left margin, and some have hot links.
Is a Cat Microbe Changing Your Behavior? Mar/5/12 Is an ancient parasite controlling our brains?
Are Bar Flies Just Sex-starved Males? Mar/23/12
Electric Car Battery Cost Apr/19/12
1493, by Charles C. Mann May/6/12 The Cat's book review--this is a must read.
U.S. Debt Not a Problem. Jun/25/12
Why Wall Street Wrecks the Economy. Jun/29/12
What They Won't Tell You About Farm Bills. Aug/4/12 The secret success. For eighty years, American Farm Policy has actually been astounding success. But it's a success that its architects dare not take credit for, as this would require them to disclose what the goals were. No American government will ever do this.
How Ancient Builders Moved Things. Aug/12/12
Oil, Imperialism, and the Real Causes of WWI. Sep/18/12 A review and synopsis of Wm. Engdahl's book, A Century of War. A must read.
When Computers Were Reliable. Oct/14/12
The Germs That Make Us Us. Oct/22/ 12
The Ethicization of Religion. Nov/20/12 The Long Shadow of Zarathustra.
An Optimist Looks at His Future. Mar/28/12 A grimly whimsical look at modern life. Are you the type who always finds the worst case scenario? No, you're not! Not compared to me.
The Real Housing Crisis. Feb/4/12 A view from the epicenter of an economic disaster. Probably my best post, it is also the longest. It's an insider's view of what happens when the job market and housing market in a whole region completely collapses around you.