Another of my articles has been published at Pajamas Media, this one about the after-effects of the BP oil spill - environmental and otherwise.
Here's an excerpt:
"Several news reports are showing that the expected devastation of the waters and shoreline of the Gulf simply hasn’t happened. Early (and historical) evidence suggests that it never will. The oil slicks expected to last for months have failed to cooperate with the government’s desire to use the crisis to pass cap and tax."
I also discuss the media reaction and a tiny bit of oil-spill history for comparison.
I invite you to read, comment, and pass the link onto friends and contacts. If I get rich and famous I promise to thank each and every one of you.
P.S. Not that there's anything wrong with a bit of earned pride, but not to worry about my recent good fortune giving me a swelled head. Right after it was accepted I went outside to pick weeds and chase a gopher out of one of the gardens. That sort of thing tends to keep one grounded.
You can read more of my
deathless prose moderately coherent rants at Shaving Leviathan .
UPDATE: More related oil-spill commentary collected at The Rational Optimist: