California’s Manufactured Water Crisis
and Ineffectual Solutions

California, where I live, is in the midst of a severe drought, with 2013 being the driest calendar year in the state’s history. Naturally, people are distraught over all the implications, from agricultural irrigation to effects on wildlife habitats to personal home use. The prevailing reaction has been a call to conservation and up until…

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The Basics of Economics:
A Primer for the Uninitiated

Economics is a curious discipline, at once simple and complex.  It is simple because it tells a story that nearly everyone already knows through experience.  By this, I do not necessarily mean all the specific economic concepts that require technical language:  production, distribution, consumption, supply, demand, credit, debit, capital, labor, etc.  We can get into…

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