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Optimism v. Pessimism. Boserup v. Malthus.

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I’ve written about Norman Borlaug often. (Here’s but one example.) Back when I was younger, he was advocating for what we now call the Green Revolution. And, while Borlaug was promoting methods to increase agricultural yields world-wide, there was a competing voice, that of William Vogt.

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NO. This one’s NOT a no-no.

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I was thrilled when I was reading a recent Business Week issue.  It heralded the new developments of someone I used to know well.  We travel in different circles now (he still resides in the Boston area and he still works with the respiratory system and its issues), so we’ve fallen out of touch.

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It’s not hot air

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I generally ride my bike every morning.  Sometimes I ride it in the afternoons, too.

But, since the end of Pesach, it has rained so much and so long that my bike riding has been pretty much missing from my daily activity logs.  As a matter of fact, one night when I was returning from a business trip to Baltimore, the Rock Creek Parkway was underwater (that was announced on the radio), as was the road I was on (instead). Kenilworth Avenue/DC 295 had significant flooding that forced me to back up on an interstate (the first time I ever did so) and execute a very long detour.  So much for getting home by midnight.

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