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Monday, August 22, 2005

Air America Radio

This time Air America Radio will deliver the goods:
Morning Sedition6am-9am et

Your daily wake-up call, with a healthy shot of laughter and a thorough look at the day's news, with Marc Maron (ed: on vacation) and Mark Riley.
Tuesday: NYT columnist Bob Herbert on the Iraq war, NYT Sunday Magazine writer Peter Maass on Saudi Oil, has it peaked?

Check out The Oil Drum for repercussions on the Freakonomics guy who jumped the shark over Peak Oil. In retrospect, I find Levitt's lack of deliberation especially disconcerting. A University of Chicago economics professor, Levitt knee-jerked a response to the NYT article in probably a few minutes of his time. He really doesn't care to advance the discourse. I think back to an old David Letterman one-liner, perfectly apropos here, "Do you know what I've realized? I think Madonna likes to shock people."

Update:Maas also on Terry Gross's NPR show.

And MaxSpeak has some opinions, via Atrios. Both Max and Duncan, as economists, show more common sense in their pinky fingers than Levitt does in his freakishly swelled head.


Professor Blogger Bubba said...

Yeah, I was on Levitt's blog and actually made a comment. I was surprised by the interest. There was over 10 times the number of comments for that post compared to most of his posts. Lot's of inane and almost hysterical comments though.

Thanks for the link to Atrios' post and to Max's also. I am starting up a new series of posts on my blog about the common misconceptions of peak oil from the perspective of an oil insider.

First misconception - Oil Shale will save us

2:43 PM  
Professor Blogger WHT said...

Sounds good, I will link to it when you finish.

7:47 PM  

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