Story of Cap and Trade – yes? no?

January 11, 2010

From the same woman who gave us the brilliant “The Story of Stuff” a while back, a new film that says cap-and-trade policies are destructing and not to be trusted. What do you think?

I think it’s a great explanatory piece, despite my disagreements with her policy.  It’s probably a great film to use in economics class, yes?


Trouble at Texas Board of Education: Social studies

January 11, 2010

Here is a news rundown of stories on the Texas State Board of Education, who have been planning for a year now to mess up social studies standards for Texas public schools, this week.

Get on your horse and warn Texans:  The Idiots are coming to get your good schoolbooks:

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Festival of the Trees #43 features Dallas

January 11, 2010

Festival of the Trees #43 is up at Jason Hogle’s Xenogere.  It’s usually a great blog carnival — but I recommend this one also because Jason uses a walk through Dallas’s Celebration Tree Grove as the theme for the carnival.

Particularly apt in this International Year of Biodiversity, as Jason reminds us.

Engraving at Dallas's Celebration Tree Grove - photo by Jason Hogle, Xenogere

The Greeks got it right. Engraving at Dallas's Celebration Tree Grove - photo by Jason Hogle, Xenogere

Plant a seed:  Tell somebody else.

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