things break

I am a longtime fan of ThingsBreak though his/her posts are a bit of a rarity these days.  The latest post is a very good one on the recent debut of Nate Silver's 538 blog.  I have read a few now and "Nate Silver falls off" is the one to choose if you only only choose one. I don't have anything to add, ThingsBreak says it all and says it well.
Things Break says this, but I don't see why I shouldn't say the same. I haven't had much to say about Pearce before - I see I took a side swipe at him a while back. But his recent trash on the McLean paper is the worst sort of dumb journo false balance and he should be ashamed of himself. [Update: anyone who thinks FP isn't a fool should read his latest trash (thanks to a commenter)] May as well have a largely irrelevant cartoon (ht: mt):
So, George Will and the Washington Post are at it again, head over to Things Break for the details. These institutions are oblivious to their own impending demise, a demise that articles like George Will's show they fully deserve. [Update: Grist notes that Will is called out by name by his own paper for making claims contradicted by the facts...and let's call a spade a spade, given that he has been loudly and repeatedly informed of his factually incorrect claims and yet repeats them, he must be stupid or a liar.]
"It's not really that hard to understand" is the catch phrase in this YouTube video featuring Herman Daly, the subject is the insanity of the economic cult of perpetual growth: I got this from the most recent posting at Things Break, which you should read and be sure to follow the links. I would also offer here the very compelling image from New Scientist that isn't actually clickable from TB's post. (this image is courtesy of New Scientist and is part of this article)