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The Environmentalist Noose Is Tightening

The EnvironmentCalculation and KnowledgePolitical Theory

Forty-Five nations joined France in calling for a new environmental body to slow global warming and protect the planet, a body that potentially could have policing powers to punish violators.—...

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Greenhouse gases, global warming, and the magnetic field

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The local PBS station is due to rebroadcast the Nova program Magnetic Storm. The significance of the program is twofold. On one hand there is the prediction that Earth is long overdue for...

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The New York Times Pushes the Green Party Line

The EnvironmentPhilosophy and MethodologyPolitical Theory


The New York Times must have a guilty conscience about the continuous distortions of the news that appear in its pages. Evidence of this guilt is provided everyday in The Times' claim that its "news and editorial...

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A new tactic for the Think Globally, Act Locally crowd

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The Chicago Tribune and The Columbus Dispatch are reporting a Washington Post story on the federal push to make the polar bear the first mammal to be listed as in-risk of extinction due to global warming. According to the reports,...

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Penn and Teller Send Recycling to the Dump

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I've never had much use for Penn and Teller, a pair of comedians that I've seen from time to time on television and then have quickly turned off. But the other day, a reader of my blog, Mr. Robert Groot, a Canadian Ph.D. student, was kind enough to send me a link to their internet show on...

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Austrians on the Environment

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John Br​ätland's article on "sustainable development" in the QJAE recently came online. I would like to use this as an opportunity not only to highlight this important article but also to point out some of the major Austrian work on...

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Armed and Dangerous

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The New York Times has reported that California's Attorney General, Bill Lockyer, is suing the six largest automobile manufacturers because of their alleged contribution to "global warming" and its...

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Britain's Royal Society Seeks to Squelch Opposition to Greens on Global Warming

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From The New York Times of September 21:

LONDON, Sept. 20 — A British scientific group, the Royal Society, contends that Exxon Mobil is spreading "inaccurate and misleading" information about climate...

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How Environmentalism Raises Profits at the Expense of Wages

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In my last article, "How Government Budget Deficits Reduce Wages and Raise Profits", I explained why those who complain about profits rising at the expense of wages should not blame the free market but, in part at least, the growth in...

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You Oughta Dance With the One That Brung Ya

The EnvironmentMoney and BanksPhilosophy and Methodology


F. Scott Fitzgerald, the novelist, said the rich are different from us. His contemporary (and rival) Ernest Hemingway countered with, "Yeah, they're richer".

That's certainly true of Warren Buffett, though whether he's smarter than us or Jimmy — his margarita loving namesake — well, that...

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