Daily Archives: September 21, 2006

Millions die. Millions more wait to die. All due to our narrow and irrational focus. Man do we suck!


Another one for the “narrow focus kills millions” department: Wikipedia on Rotavirus Vaccines, which are improving and will save *millions* of people: An earlier vaccine, Rotashield by Wyeth-Ayerst, had to be taken off the market in the late 1990s after … Continue reading

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Spinach economy losing $1 million per day. A microcosm of global concern overreaction and stupidity.


Who’d have thunk that spinach was a pretty big biz. This article suggests that the spinach scare is losing a million per day for California farmers, some of whom are plowing it all under and laying off workers. Of course … Continue reading

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Clinton Global Initiative


The Clinton Global Initiative is tackling the world’s major problems. It’s a great effort with the backing of one of the world’s most effective superpower schmoozers, Bill Clinton. Although I’d suggest that the Copenhagen Consensus is a more rational way … Continue reading

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Clean Water for the developing world is child’s play thanks to this super clever project


Play Pumps attach a merry go round to water pumps to put the energy of kids to great use in the developing world where clean water is a top priority.  Brilliant.

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