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Wednesday, September 08, 2010

Just Get out of the Bleeping Way

According to Mark Kleiman (seen via Megan McArdle):

When the people who built this country got bitten by bedbugs, they didn’t go whining to the nanny state for a chemical fix. They scratched.
If the claim that DDT is useless for bedbug infestations is as accurate as the claims from the same people about nuclear power …

On the other hand, Mark Kleiman has defended nukes, so the standard left-wing line might be right … but that's not the way to bet.

I know you are but what am I moment

According to a Huffington Post commenter:

This is a tired old meme at this point. Bedbugs developed resistance to DDT back in the 40s and it continues to today.

Further if the ban on DDT was the cause, why did it take 20+ years for this outbreak to develop.

If DDT resistance was the cause, why did it take 50+ years for this outbreak to develop?


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