Deficit Hawk

As captured by Howard Pollack out his back window, February 2011….

Author: Harold Pollack

Harold Pollack is Helen Ross Professor of Social Service Administration at the University of Chicago. He has served on three expert committees of the National Academies of Science. His recent research appears in such journals as Addiction, Journal of the American Medical Association, and American Journal of Public Health. He writes regularly on HIV prevention, crime and drug policy, health reform, and disability policy for American Prospect,, and other news outlets. His essay, "Lessons from an Emergency Room Nightmare" was selected for the collection The Best American Medical Writing, 2009. He recently participated, with zero critical acclaim, in the University of Chicago's annual Latke-Hamentaschen debate.

5 thoughts on “Deficit Hawk”

  1. Why not a “climate hawk”? I doubt this bird is especially concerned about human social constructs like government budgets 😉

  2. Seth, if our budget debates lead us to mistakenly privatize everything, the hawk’s habitat is much more likely to disappear.

    Nice foto. Perhaps interesting aside, that raptor can see into the UV spectrum, as rodents such as voles have components in their urine that ‘glow’ in the UV spectrum, and the hawk looks for trails that are recently used, and they do this by looking for, say, vole urine.

  3. Great shot Harold, especially with that bright back lighting, you should frame that on your wall.

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