Rachel Carson's jeremiad against pesticides is credited by many as launching the modern environmentalist movement. But more importantly, through Silent Spring, Carson provided those who are alienated by modern technological progress with a model of how to wield ostensibly scientific arguments on behalf of policies and results that they prefer for other reasons. Reason Science Correspondent Ronald Bailey agues that Rachel Carson, more than any other person, is responsible for the politicized science that afflicts our public policy debates today.
So far, it's been silence from The New York Times, The Washington Post, CNN, and others.
That's a huge concern as forecasters expect the U.S. unemployment rate in the months to come to surpass that seen during the depths of the Great Depression.
The agency concludes that the possible benefits outweigh the risks.
The Scandinavian country is betting against draconian restrictions and in favor of the free movement of people and goods.
Its rulers tried to cover up an epidemic, then declared war on their people to control it.