First, kudos to the University of Vermont Medical Center (UVMMC) for not giving any serious consideration to paying ransom, as reported in VTDigger. Even if they had trusted the hackers to unlock the files and remove all malware, each ransom paid guarantees more attacks on someone else. The hackers are in it for the money.Read more
“Initial day of Vaccination in the USA Highly Successful” would have been an accurate headline last Tuesday. “Predicted Side Effects Controlled” might have been a good subheadRead more
He fussed, He fumed. Then Tom Evslin thought better of fighting the governor’s Covid restrictions.Read more
Time to replace corn with trees.Read more
Pay attention to the “science” of economics, author warnsRead more
By Tom Evslin
Don’t worry; this is just fantasy reaction.
First the fake news: At 8:07PM Eastern Daylight Time last night observatories and amateurs alike reported a series of strong moonquakes. The face of the man in the moon no longer looks familiar. The cause is yet unknown. Violent protests have surged in Seattle, Portland, and Minneapolis.
Pay for $15 federal minimum wage by cutting welfare - that’s one way to end the benefits cliff, Tom Evslin says.Read more
Tom Evslin, longtime economic conservative, says the pandemic has taught him that Vermont should “substantially raise the minimum wage” because it’s better for both small business owners and workers than unionizing. What heresy is this?!Read more
The opinionated Mr. Evslin thinks masks and vaccination should be mandatory. But he would scrap the plastic bag ban and the mandatory composting.Read more