Policy to Reduce Overfishing.  An article in the Washington Post, and an online discussion with the author of the article,  which is based on this recent paper in Science.

posted September 22, 2008 at 3:00 p.m.


Julian Simon Video.   Linked via Cafe Hayek and Marginal Revolution. 

posted September 22, 2008 at 2:00 p.m.


Future World Food Situation and Agricultural Research.  A meeting of the board of trustees of the International Rice Research Institute led to this message: .  "The global community needs to remember two key things," said BOT Chair Elizabeth Woods. "First, that growth in agricultural productivity is the only way to ensure that people have access to enough affordable food. Second, that achieving this is a long-term effort. A year or two of extra funding for agricultural research is not enough. To ensure that improved technologies flow from the research and development pipeline, a sustained re-investment in agriculture is crucial." 

posted September 22, 2008 at 2:00 p.m.