Category Archives: Bidness

They Really Don’t Like the Rest of Us

By now, you might have heard that Nazghul, Wisconsin governor, and presidential hopeful Scott Walker appears to have received $1.5 million from businessman John Menard Jr. While this raises all sorts of campaign finance related issues, what I find fascinating–in … Continue reading

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This Does Not Bode Well For U.S Technological Innovation

Noted without further comment: Dominic Barton, a managing director at McKinsey & Co. and a fellow co-chair, said one CEO (names were carefully guarded) captivated the group’s imagination when he admitted his pay structure would actually allow him to make … Continue reading

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The Soon Scandal Is Very Spiro Agnew

And for those of you who don’t know who Spiro Agnew was, this is what I’m referring to. Recently, I asked this about the scandal enveloping climate change denier Dr. Willie Soon and the Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophyics: …what the … Continue reading

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Is Soon a Shill Or a Useful Idiot?

Admittedly, this is from someone who lies about climate change for a living, but, as I remarked yesterday, Dr. Willie Soon doesn’t seem to be getting rich from being a professional global warming denialist (boldface mine): But the maverick researcher … Continue reading

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Two Things I Don’t Understand About the Soon Scandal

So the NY Times yesterday reported that a prominent climate change denialist, Dr. Willie Soon, who is associated with the Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics has received $1.2 million from various climate change denial groups from 2003 to 2015. As best … Continue reading

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A Congressman Spills the Beans

There’s a very interesting kiss-and-tell by an anonymous congressman over at Vox that’s worth a read. This might sound familiar to long-time readers (boldface mine): 7) Congress is a stepping-stone to lobbying Congress is no longer a destination but a … Continue reading

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Why Phage Therapy Hasn’t Been Widely Adopted: It’s Not a Technological Problem

Azeen Ghorayshi has a very good article about phage therapy–the use of bacterial viruses to treat bacterial infections (the bacterial viruses only infect bacterial, not human cells). There’s a long history of using phage to stop bacterial disease (d’Herelle’s use … Continue reading

Posted in Antibiotics, Bidness, Economics, Viruses | 3 Comments