The Weekly Links


Cap and Trade Returns From the Grave
The Wall Street Journal
The president’s plans for “clean energy standards” amount to carbon controls by other means.

USDA Asked to Decide: Does Organic Mean Outdoor?
Capital Press
Some insist that organic means small farms, open space and fresh air. They want the U.S. Department of Agriculture to create new rules defining the conditions in which organic hens should be kept.

Our Real Food Problem
The American
We don’t have a food system problem, but a problem of self-control. We can’t solve that with quinoa or locally grown, free-range chicken.

The Great College-Degree Scam
The Chronicle of Higher Education
Approximately 60 percent of the increase in the number of college graduates from 1992 to 2008 worked in jobs that the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) considers relatively low skilled — occupations where many participants have only high school diplomas and often even less.

State’s Snowpack Surplus Slipping
The Daily Sentinel
A dry January has erased much of the lead Colorado’s snowpack had built up earlier in the season.

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