Earthquakes and Tsunamis: Shared Sorrow


WC’s thoughts and sympathies are with the citizens of Japan, especially those on the east shore of Honshu. The images, videos and reports coming out of Japan this morning are, frankly, horrifying. Alaska has its own sad history of earthquakes and tsunamis, of course; WC was in Alaska for the 1964 Good Friday Quake. He…

Repeated Kicks in the Groin


WC has been alternating economics posts with less wonkish stuff. Even WC can only take macroeconomics in small doses. This will be the last econ post for a while. Probably. WC grew up in an extremely conservative household. His parents, at least since 1952, never, ever once voted for anyone but a Republican. But WC’s…