Daily Archives: January 21, 2009

Peak wood?

No, this isn’t a porn title: here’s a claim that Roman civilization collapsed partly because Europe passed “peak wood”. Let’s leave aside the question of what Roman civilization means, and whether it collapsed in 44 BC, 391 AD, 395, 476, … Continue reading

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The "Nanny State" argument

In my home province, Ontario, it’s now illegal to smoke in a car with a child in it [story]. Another sign of a growing nanny state? No. A nanny state passes laws to protect people from themselves — “wear a … Continue reading

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