Category Archives: Eco Criminals

Ferguson v. Port of Olympia, Part II

Ok, jumping back in on the Port of Olympia. If you want to start at the beginning, go here for Part I. If you want to start with Part II and not look back, the story is that former finance … Continue reading

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Ferguson v. Port of Olympia, Part I

What is going on at the Port of Olympia? The Daily Olympian carried a story on May 21, 2013 about a lawsuit filed by the Port’s former finance director, Kevin Ferguson, against the Port and the Port’s Exec Director, Edward … Continue reading

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Scanning the News

A few items jumped out at me.  WAPO says Obama is looking ahead to the 2014 congressional election because the current GOP house is hopeless. Our situation on the shore of the Salish Sea is the same, but it’s the … Continue reading

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Paul Cienfuegos on Community Rights Ordinances

Five minutes and 20 seconds.  Grab a cup of coffee and give Paul a listen. Paul and I agree on a lot of things, but we both start from the point that single issue activism is not going to get … Continue reading

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Extreme Weather Events! Get Used to Them.

Lots of news coverage of Frankenstorm, but not much mention of the role that our carbon economy plays in the production of this storm. Hey, mainstream media,  can you say Global Warming? Here is what Joe Romm has to say … Continue reading

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Big Storm Coming to the East Coast

Global warming?  Sure.  More storms, bigger storms.   Talk to folks who can vote in 2014 to elect the Climate Congress.  I don’t care if the folks you talk to are republicans, democrats or have never bothered to vote.  If they … Continue reading

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New Economics? Is there another way?

I like some aspects of free markets.  As a craftsman who has made a living at times in my life building and remodeling houses, I like the idea that I can trade my time and skills in a relatively free … Continue reading

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Ocean Report

A couple of items on things oceanic came to my attention this week. NYT had a story on collapse of the cod fishery: The Shocking News About Cod The ideal fish for human consumption would mature quickly and reproduce in … Continue reading

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PUD or Macquarie PSE Power?

Power for the people?  or  Power for Profit?  That’s the other regular election issue that I am really geared up to work on for the next few months.  We have a chance in Thurston County to assert local control through … Continue reading

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Posterity Economics v. Austerity Economics

Are we keynesians or would we prefer to be serfs?  It’s an election year, so we get to weigh on this and other questions.  I really think we need to be thinking about creative economics.  Market-based economics that are sustainable, … Continue reading

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