History Is Important

How History Shows Pandemic Lockdowns Are Not Necessary Published May 26, Written by Ryan McMaken: Media pundits and politicians are now in the habit of claiming it was the pandemic itself that has caused unemployment to skyrocket and economic growth to plummet. The claim is that sick and dying workers, fearful consumers and disrupted supply…

An Order Of Magnitude Error

600 Doctors Petition Trump For Swift End To Deadly Lockdown Published May 27, Written by Steve Straub: More than 600 doctors signed onto a letter sent to President Trump Tuesday pushing him to end the ‘national shutdown’ aimed at slowing the spread of the coronavirus, calling the widespread state orders keeping businesses closed and kids…

Scare Event Ends: Time To Flatten The Fear Curve

Extending stay-at-home orders could cause “irreparable damage” – 2020 Jun/Jul #11-2 Published June 5, by Alfredo Ortiz & C L Gray: “When the facts change,” said 20th-century economist John Maynard Keynes, “I change my mind.”State governors and public health officials should follow this example in light of recent CDC data showing that Covid-19 is much less deadly than…

Colorado’s Scenic Byways 30th Anniversary

Cumulative byways traveler spending in 2009-2014 nearly $4.8 billion Many byways feature CDOT highways and local and regional roadways that are in and of themselves historic and worthy of national recognition for their pioneering engineering. March 21, 2019, DENVER: The Colorado Scenic and Historic Byways Program, which has helped guide the development of the state’s…

NIH: Legalizing Medical Marijuana Improved Workplace Safety

5yrs after coming into effect MMLs associated with 33.7% less expected workplace fatalities MMLs that listed pain as a qualifying condition or allowed collective cultivation were associated with larger reductions in fatalities among workers aged 25-44 than those that did not.   Results provide evidence that legalizing medical marijuana improved workplace safety for workers aged…

U.S. Now Lead Producer Of Natural Gas & Oil

Production surpasses Saudi Arabia with an eye towards Russia next – 2018 June/July #9-3 (Image: Drillinginfo) United States Sends a Message to Oil Producing Countries: Catch Me If You Can Austin, TX, Apr, 2018: American energy abundance has brought a new game in the world oil markets – the U.S. is now the leading producer of…