You Say You Want a Revolution?


The chart comes from Pavlina Tcherneva. The blue bar is the bottom 90% of the population, measured by income; the red bar is the top 10%. The vertical axis is percentage growth in income, averaged over three to nine year periods. What the graph shows is that since the so-called Reagan Revolution in 1981, most…

Republican Members, U.S. House Subcommittee on the Environment

Calling Out the Clowns


WC has, shall we say, criticized the U.S. House Subcommittee on the Environment. Perhaps a better word would be mocked. Or ridiculed. But that subcommittee is merely a small, egregious part of the larger problem of the U.S. House Committee on Science, Space and Technology. At a September 17, 2014 hearing, John Holdren, Director, Office of Science…