Friday, January 30, 2009

Rainforests and Health Care

  • The rain forests are expanding as farmers move from the countryside to the cities in search of better opportunities. Their farmers are reverting back to rain forest. From the article: "By one estimate, for every acre of rain forest cut down each year, more than 50 acres of new forest are growing in the tropics on land that was once farmed, logged, or ravaged by natural disaster." So native peoples win by gaining better employment opportunities, the animals win by getting increased habitat and environmentalists/conservationists get more rain forest. Three cheers for a win, win, win situation!
  • Here are two divergent, in both underlying perspective and solutions, views on health care reform: Paul Krugman takes the government provided universal health care line and Donald Condit takes the more market oriented line with a healthy dose of Christian ethics thrown in.

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