Author: Felix

Pantries > libraries

Back in May, Kriston Capps ripped into the Little Free Libraries movement, with some decent arguments on his side. Little Free Libraries are tiny huts where people can leave books, or take them, with no money changing hands. They’re intended, Capps says, to be a “heart-warming civic-minded gesture,” but he makes the case that they’re…

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Saving forests saves lives

Wanna read a new scientific paper about deforestation? Two brand new ones came out on Thursday. Read this one first, from Science, if only because it’s only going to be freely available online for two weeks. It’s a fascinating study which shows that if you pay Ugandan forest owners just to keep their forests in…

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