In (belated) honor of this blog's fifth birthday, I'm making a long-overdue update to the kiosk. People who point out that "conservation" and "conservative" or "ecology" and "economics" have the same etmological root are now in the kiosk. I agree that one can make a conservative argument for conservation, and that economics and ecology should be integrated. But it doesn't prove those things to point out the origins of the words. It's just a cliched attempt at a "hook."