Monthly Archives: December 2011

The Mercury Connection – Fluorescent vs. Incandescent

The EPA’s power plant emission ruling makes fluorescents much worse mercury polluters than incandescents. This year the fluorescent light lobby has publicizing estimates that show that incandescent lights cause more mercury emission than fluorescents because they use more power. This … Continue reading

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EPA Limits Mercury in Environment – Is it enough?

Are the new EPA power plant rules strong enough? Will they work as popularized? The Environmental Protection Agency just announced (2011 Dec 21) that it has issued its CSAPR  (cross state air pollution regulations) will begin to enforce emission standards … Continue reading

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Elites or Ultras – Income Inequality 5

The upper 1% incomes are blamed for our economic troubles, but the upper 0.01% are probably the ones at fault This was to be an update to the previous post, Overstated Gains.  But a new report on The American Prospect’s … Continue reading

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Overstated gains? Income Inequality-4

The upper 1% incomes are blamed for our economic troubles, but the upper 0.01% are probably to blame Income inequality is a dangerous fact in American life, but there is a certain feel to the available data that make it … Continue reading

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Elite Deserve What They Get – Income Inequality 3

Some say income inequality in the U.S. is neither unjust nor dangerous, but the purest form of American fairness.  Our elite deserve all they get.  This is a follow-on post to our main discussion in Zero Sum Games. Our Deserving … Continue reading

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The Poor Rich – Income Inequality 2

Some folks say that this income inequality thing has been blown all out of proportion.  The upper groups aren’t doing so well, actually, because life is more challenging and expensive at that level.  This is a follow-on post to our … Continue reading

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