Sunday, March 1, 2015

First of March Links

For the shortest month of the year, February seemed awful long.  Now it is over, and here are some stories you can check out to welcome in March:

Is the College of Faith For Real? - SBNation

Life's Rich Pageant: Meet a Florida Man - Grantland

Most Central Valley farmers unlikely to get federal water, again - LA Times

Engineer Brews A Lovely Wheat Beer With Milwaukee Wastewater - Modern Farmer

How Mice Turned Their Private Paradise Into A Terrifying Dystopia - io9

The Scarlet B: A Brief History of Buggery in Colonial America - Priceonomics.  Homer Simpson, for attempted insecticide and aggravated buggery, I sentence you to 200 hours community service.

The disappeared: Chicago police detain Americans at abuse-laden 'black site' - The Guardian. 

Dark Leviathan - Aeon.  On Silk Road and the unworkability of libertarianism.

Will America's Shale Boomtowns Bust? A Report From the Heart of North Dakota's Fracking Country - Fortune.  Also see, Texas shale boomtown 'hurting bad' in oil slump - Financial Times

Why the Reagan wing of the GOP is worried - Washington Post.  The Kudlow quotes are ridiculous.  If there is a more worthless person to listen to than Larry Kudlow, I'm not sure who it would be. And Old Man Bush was right about trickle-down economics back in 1980.

A twofer from the Texas Tribune: Ag Commissioner Says Consumers Being "Screwed" and Signs of Neglect, Wear and Tear in State Government.  Small government in all its glory.  If things are this bad when the state's economy has been booming for a decade, how terrible will they be when the economy slows down?

Map: Do you live in Sheeptopia or Goatlandia - Washington Post.  The interactive map at the link gives populations of sheep and goats for each county.

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