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  • Wandering Eye: Fracking linked to rise in radon, shady shit in the insurance industry again, and more

    Wandering Eye: Fracking linked to rise in radon, shady shit in the insurance industry again, and more
    Documentation of the dangers of hydraulic fracturing for natural gas has been mounting, with fracking shown to cause earthquakes, and now, from a new study in "Environmental Health Perspectives," it's shown to coincide with a dramatic rise in indoor radon concentrations. The radon study's findings make sense, given that radon mostly rises up in soil gas from the Earth's crust, which is disturbed by fracking activity. The researchers from the Johns Hopkins School of Public Health, who noted that radon is "the second-leading cause of lung cancer worldwide," analyzed state-collected data in Pennsylvania about indoor radon concentrations from 1989 to 2013, and found that locations where levels increased rapidly in the past decade were also where the fracking boom had arrived. In Maryland, where last year outgoing Gov. Martin O'Malley (D) decided to allow fracking, the General Assembly this session passed a two-year moratorium that awaits the signature of the pro-fracking new governor, Larry Hogan (R). (Van Smith)
  • All the Money in the World-and Then Some

    NPR's Morning Edition this morning reported on the causes of insurance giant A.I.G.'s downfall, letting us know that credit default swaps were "a $70 trillion business." Reporter Adam Davidson says the credit-default swaps business soured and forced A.I....

    Why are Taxpayers Paying Paulson's Goldman Sachs Cronies Secret Billions?

    The Columbia Journalism Review's Dean Starkman posted an analysis today on why we should be outraged. He points out that the AIG bailout money ($123 billion, give or take) is going straight to counterparties -including Goldman Sachs-and not even stopping...

    Alan Greenspan: "Don't Blame Me"

    Alan Greenspan As a reporter with a passing interest in economics, the worship of Alan Greenspan has puzzled and irked me for two decades. The allegedly "brilliant" chairman of the Federal Reserve, who speaks with the clarity of an autistic middle-...

    Bond Market Bingo

    Today Treasury Secretary Tim Geithner unveiled his plan to save the financial system. The response has been predictable: bankers and Wall Streeters love it, normal people don't understand it, and a sliver of taxpayers with the fortitude to check it out...