January 24, 2013
The End of Cats: An Interview With the New Zealand Economist Who Wants to Eliminate All Kitties

Why is it so important to protect bird species that are endangered by New Zealand’s cats?
Because our natural environment is arguably our greatest asset. And because the economic value of [our environment] has hardly been capitalized on, and it is continuing to rise at an exponential rate, as the rest of the world cursed by high population density sits in its own nest.
Read more. [Image: Alexis Madrigal]

The End of Cats: An Interview With the New Zealand Economist Who Wants to Eliminate All Kitties

Why is it so important to protect bird species that are endangered by New Zealand’s cats?

Because our natural environment is arguably our greatest asset. And because the economic value of [our environment] has hardly been capitalized on, and it is continuing to rise at an exponential rate, as the rest of the world cursed by high population density sits in its own nest.

Read more. [Image: Alexis Madrigal]

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    két napja tettem ide a koma kampányáról szóló mindenfélét, ma belinkeled az Atlanticot, hát ezt semmi nem állíthatja meg...
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    I know he’s talking about our favorite Internet amusement fodder makers, but he has a point. Domestic cats are very...
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    hey buddy fuck u
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    YOU ARE THE WORST ECONOMIST AND THAT’S SAYING SOMETHING BECAUSE ALL ECONOMISTS ARE TERRIBLE
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    WHAT A HORRID IDEA, HE CLEARLY DOES NOT HAVE A TUMBLR.
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    no
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    What would we do with tumblr if there were no cats????
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    Végre valaki véget vet a macskák világuralmi terveinek!!!!
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    The internet will not stand for this.
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