Hi, You have reached the original Jim Blair Homepage.

I have now moved to My University of Wisconsin web space

I hope to see you there


Well there are two aspects of my life that may be of interest to you.

MY LIFE AS A VIRGIN ISLAND TOUR GUIDE

Reviews of travel and diving: St. Croix & St. John (USVI), St. Martin, Grand Cayman, Cancun, Hawaii, Eilat Israel, Coral Island and Sharm-El-Sheikh Egypt.

MY WISDOM AND INSIGHTS

BOOK REVIEWS, ECONOMICS, ENVIRONMENT, POLITICS
and the POLITICALLY INCORRECT ZONE

Since September 1994, I have posted over 200 letters on various newsgroups from sci.environment and alt.politics.economics to rec.arts.sf. Many of them are here, along with edited versions of some of the replies and thread fragments, plus some of my letters to the local newspaper, and other items that I have found interesting.
Some Bookmarks

Why are my views worth reading?? Well, I have a more diverse background and more experience than most. About me.

From this background I have become a Green Libertarian.
To better understand this, read Price and Pollution
and check out PERC and Taxpayers for Common Sense and Heartland

All the positions and views presented are based on the facts as I understand them. If you know things I don't, or think I have mis- interpreted information, e-mail me. (jeblair@facstaff.wisc.edu) Responses may be appended to articles and my replies added. Consider this page an ongoing series of conversations: an attempt to overcome some of the limitations of newsgroups.
"Can you pass the Turing Test?"

Begin with CAN YOU TRUST NUMBERS?


BOOK REVIEWS:

Pop Internationalism by Paul Krugman
Peddling Prosperity by Paul Krugman. and figure and QWERTY
The End of Work by Jeremy Rifkin
The End of History and the Last Man
The Truly Disadvantaged by William J. Wilson
Race and Culture: a World View
The Future of Capitalism
Up From Conservatism by Michael Lind and figure
2020 Vision: at the Midway
The Millionaire Next Door
Get Rich in Small Business, by Mason Clark
Did Monetary Forces Cause the Great Depression?
Victory
The Politically Incorrect Guide to Sience

Like Book Reviews? Look at DANNY YEE

ECONOMICS

"There is no free lunch. But you can pay for mine"

TRICKLE DOWN ECONOMICS
Picture theNational Debt see the Data and inExcel
An updated chart that includes comparison with some other countries:
US Debt History since 1792
Trends in FEDERAL SPENDING 1947-95
MONEY & INFLATION: the Federal Reserve, Boskin, CPI, "Falling Wages", etc.
INEQUALITY and FALLING INCOMEand INCOME MOBILITY
The Source of Recent US Growth
WHO PAYS FOR THE ROADS?
Two Different Worlds and Baseball Players Syndrome.and Brewers and Packers
POVERTY
THE MINIMUM WAGE
SAVING, RETIREMENT & SOCIAL SECURITY
Productivity: What is it? and Data vs Reality?
Productivity & Manufacturing Jobs
The Rent Control Question
Shorter Work Week?
the Cost of Tobacco: + or -??
The Economics of Marriage Tax it? Yes or No
The Capital Gains Tax
Corporate Taxs
Estate Taxes
The Tragedy of Toilet Paper & Laundry
Henry Ford: the Chicken or the Egg?
Static or Dynamic?
Scarcity and Price, Supply and Demand, Simon and Ehrlich
Bull Markets, Asset Inflation and Obscene Profits
Price, Value, and the Creation of Wealth
Giffen Goods and Irish Potatoes
Industrial Policy and False Prosperity
Organization: the key to Economics
INTERNATIONAL ITEMS

Interesting Links:
Rational Expectations
The Reagan Home Page
The Cato Institute's The Truth About the Reagan Economic Record
The Heritage Foundation's Poverty in America
The New Wealth of Nations
The Official Paul Krugman Web Page
Are Economic Expansions Getting Longer? (and other items)

ENVIRONMENT

"We have met the enemy, and he is us"...Pogo

ENERGY AND ECOLOGY
CARBON DIOXIDE & CLIMATE CHANGE
NUCLEAR ISSUES
Science and Certainty
THE TRAGEDY OF THE COMMONS
Saving the Beaches
Are THINGS getting Worse :-( or Better :-) or MUCH BETTER?
What is the GPI ?
Molly Pitcher, the Unibomber, and George Washington
Drop in Sperm Count? What's the Problem?
Unlimited growth FOREVER??

Space
To Save the Earth, go to Mars
A Short History of the Future Space Program

A link to more about ozone, CO2, etc. sci.environment resources

"Give a man a fish and he can eat for a day
Teach him how to fish and he can eat for a lifetime."
Give him a fleet of trawlers and drift nets and he can catch ALL the fish
He and is family and friends can feast for a decade
But then what??

POLITICS

"That's just my opinion; I might be wrong"

The Multicultural West
The Culture of Victimhood
Natural Law
MEDICINE & HEALTH
DRUGS
ABORTION
THE POLITICS OF FOOD
EDUCATION
America: a Salad Bowl or a Melting Pot?
It All Depends on how you SAY IT!
Loony Lani and the Newt
Tribes, Treaties and Libertarians
AFFIRMATIVE ACTION & RACE
Brave Newt World: Internet For All
Terrorism: Right, Left & Religous
Which way is Progress?
Marx Updated
Class: Does America Have ANY ?? What is it? and areMillionaires?
America's War on Kids
The Cost of Childcare
English and BEV
Guns and Pizza: the USA and Europe
Bosnia: Into The Fire?
Did Star Wars Sink the USSR?
IMMIGRATION

LINKS
Media Bias?
US Political Parties
Intelligence and Voting
The Interracial Voice

THE POLITICALLY INCORRECT ZONE

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