Monthly Archives: January 2016

Big World Small Planet

Big World Small Planet: Abundance within Planetary Boundaries By Johan Rockström and Mattias Klum Yale University Press, New Haven, Conn., 2015 Are we doomed?  Have we messed up the Earth beyond all hope?  News reports about the environment would sure … Continue reading

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The Court and The World

The Court and the World: American Law and the New Global Realities By Stephen Breyer Alfred A. Knopf, New York, 2015 This book is about the increasing interplay between the Supreme Court of the United States and the people, laws … Continue reading

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Unsolicited reflections on 2015

Back at the beginning of last year, I wrote a post Cautious Optimism for 2015.  My overall point was about focusing on long term trends as a remedy for becoming overwhelmed by the incessant drumbeat of bad news. Was I … Continue reading

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