Back in 2008 Nat Keohane, the director of Economic Policy and Analyst at the Environmental Defense Fun put out an article on the Congressional Budget Office’s(CBO) report. Then he got some phone calls from the CBO. And not just the media office or some low level member. First he got a call from a senior analyst. Later he got another call. That one was from the director. Now while these people are highly intelligent and knowledgeable about the subject, after talking with them Nat was more convinced than ever that he stood by his article and ended up writing another post about how he stood by his article and why. Mr. Keohane had put a paragraph in his article that wasn’t exactly stunning praise of the CBO report. He called it a theoretical exorcise and said the analyst had a faulty premise.
There are many animal species that have taken a toll as mankind has marched forward with his progress. Some have found ways to coexist with humans as we live in more and more of the spaces that they have called home for years. Others have gone extinct throughout the world. Right here in Britain there are a number of animals with are now listed as endangered. Sure, they may not all be as cute looking as a panda, but with each species that we lose that is one more bit of biodiversity lost forever. I’ve put together a list of 10 of the most endangered species in Britain.[Top]
Each year the Oxford Dictionary combs through the language as it was used that year to select a word of the year. The team of experts that make this choice contains some lexicographers, consultants, the dictionary’s marketing team and their editorial staff. Since the Oxford dictionaries have both a US and a UK version they will each pick a word of the year. Sometimes they will both select the same word and other times each will have their own choice. This year they have both selected “post-truth”, which is when objective facts are less important than pleas to emotions.[Top]