Be a little more afraid, north of Newport, Oregon: Daily Bullshit, August 10, 2016

Cascadia Subduction Zone

The Cascadia Subduction Zone extends from far northern California to British Columbia and was, in fact, the basis for one idea of what territory the Cascadia secession movement should claim (from what I can see now, they’ve since settled on the broadest claim they had contemplated, which even includes the greater Russian River watershed, where I live, at its southern extent). I tend to think that some of the claims regarding a potential earthquake here are hyperbolic—I don’t think ground behaves in the way that a New Yorker article (which apparently won a Pulitzer Prize[1] claims,[2] for example. But wanting to be farther north and closer to the coast than I am, this is something I watch nonetheless.

Kale Williams, “Risk of major quake on Cascadia Subduction Zone higher than previously thought,” Oregonian, August 10, 2016, http://www.oregonlive.com/pacificthwest-news/index.ssf/2016/08/risk_of_major_quake_on_cascadi.html


Capitalism

Mark Blyth, “Capitalism in Crisis: What Went Wrong and What Comes Next,” review of Capitalism: A Short History, by Jürgen Kocka, Buying Time, by Wolfgang Streeck, and Postcapitalism, by Paul Mason, Foreign Affairs, July/August, 2016, https://www.foreignaffairs.com/reviews/review-essay/2016-06-13/capitalism-crisis


  1. [1]Kale Williams, “Risk of major quake on Cascadia Subduction Zone higher than previously thought,” Oregonian, August 10, 2016, http://www.oregonlive.com/pacificthwest-news/index.ssf/2016/08/risk_of_major_quake_on_cascadi.html
  2. [2]Kathryn Schulz, “The Really Big One,” New Yorker, July 20, 2015, http://www.newyorker.com/magazine/2015/07/20/the-really-big-one

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