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Quotation of the Day…

… is from page xvii of Ronald Bailey’s excellent 2015 book, The End of Doom; here, Ron recalls an experience that he had with his first book, Eco-Scam – a book in which Ron debunked much of the gloom-and-doom environmental hysteria of that era:

41nOtotGKWL._SX327_BO1,204,203,200_When I presented my book proposal to my editor, Thomas Dunne, at St. Martin’s Press back in 1992, he actually told me: “Ron, we’ll publish your book and we’ll both make some money.  But I want to tell you that if you’d brought me a book predicting the end of the world, I could have made you a rich man.”  Human beings do have a psychological bias toward believing bad news and discounting good news.  But besides that, the sciences surrounding environmental issues have been politicized from top to bottom.