This is such a good idea I just wish I had thought of it.
The thing about freelancing is that you\’ve no idea of what work you\’re going to get in the future. So being able to con an editor into agreeing to run 100 articles, one a month, is pretty good. That they\’re committed to 100 pieces of intensely dreary tosh isn\’t, but still great for the writer.
Like Andrew Simms, who s currently in month 11 of his run:
89 months and counting
This truly is bizarre though:
They\’re still out there, the deniers, but they become increasingly exotic. And excuses for inaction on global warming become stranger. One I found would have us believe that spending on wind farms was responsible globally for \”killing millions\” through the misallocation of resources.
Now Andrew works for the new economics foundation. It\’s pretty strange to come across someone who has any claim to knowledge of economics who is going to deny one of the basic tenets of the subject, that of opportunity costs, isn\’t it? That if you spend tens of billions on windmills then you can\’t spend those same tens of billions on vaccines, or clean water, or whatever else that might save more lives?