Archives for April 2007

On The Price of Beer

Mind Hacks: A research report published in Applied Economics has found that the number of patients with violence-related injuries treated in hospital emergency rooms is related to the price of beer. […] The researchers examined admissions to 58 hospital accident and emergency departments over a five year period and found that as the price of […]

Bacterial Toxin in the Genetically Modified Corn

Hans-Hinrich Kaatz: The bacterial toxin in the genetically modified corn may have ‘altered the surface of the bee’s intestines, sufficiently weakening the bees to allow the parasites to gain entry. —Spiegel Online via WorldChanging via Hypsographic Gleanings

Where Have All the Leaders Gone?

Lee Iacocca’s new book: “I hardly recognize this country anymore. The President of the United States is given a free pass to ignore the Constitution, tap our phones, and lead us to war on a pack of lies. Congress responds to record deficits by passing a huge tax cut for the wealthy (thanks, but I […]


On Friday night, I, along with nearly 4,000 other people, walked barefoot over 12 feet of hot burning coals. At least 1,200 degrees. About eight or ten steps. Barefoot. It’s quite an experience. You can imagine the legal disclaimer (edited for brevity): In consideration of my participation in the seminar I agree to release and […]