WC’s Wishes for 2013


Despite the wretched outcome of his wishes for 2010, wishes for 2011, and wishes for 2012, WC will once again set out his wishes for 2013. While it is tempting to moderate those wishes, WC is not inclined to lower his expectations in the hope of greater success. So here they are: WC’s wishes for 2013: Overpopulation. Yes. Still…

2012 in Review: Nature Bats Last


However much humankind may injure and maim the planet, we don’t control nature. Nature bats last. WC continues a category of year end reviews introduced last year, noting instances in this calendar year when we’ve had to be reminded of that lesson once again. One of WC’s all-time favorite books is John McPhee’s The Control of Nature (Amazon link).…

The Abject Failure of Austerity


The results are in. Austerity, as the solution for economic woes, is an abject failure. The European Union has imposed serious economic austerity measures on five of its member countries: Spain, Portugal, Italy, Greece and Ireland. Here are the results: These are the consequences of fiscal austerity. This is the “solution” that Paul Ryan and…