Sunday, June 21, 2015

Short takes on our Races to the Bottom

Is the Pope's warning on the environment too late? See AZBlueMeanie's post this morning in Blog for Arizona. BlueMeanie covers two topics (that I've blogged about here before): impending water shortages (here he focuses on the overdrawn aquifers world wide), and the mass extinction underway (the "sixth" extinction). So is humanity racing to an environmental bottom? Seems so.

Who makes our laws? Arizona has almost won another race to the bottom: the number of our laws written by the American Legislative Exchange Council (ALEC). Ed Lord in GV News tells us how America is caving to corporate interests that are not exactly compatible with the public good. "Arizona tied for third state in the U.S. for number of bills introduced that were drafted by ALEC." I guess we can save money by getting rid of our idioture and letting ALEC govern the state.

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