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As Southern California Burns

The EnvironmentU.S. HistoryPrivate Property


Four years after the conflagration of 2003, we in southern California once again are enjoying the sight of pink skies not caused by the sun, the aroma of burning chaparral, and the sting of smoke getting in our eyes. One can only wonder: what is the role of government in this?


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How about banning tanks, jet fighters and submarines?

Big GovernmentThe Environment


The Australian government has decided to fight against energy consumption: by banning "most plasma and LCD HDTVs by the year 2011." However, rather than punishing consumers and ultimately future...

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The Heroic Richard Lindzen on Global Warming

The EnvironmentCalculation and Knowledge


Richard Lindzen is one of the heroic challengers to the scientific establishment on the topic of global warming, yet you don't often hear about him. He is an an atmospheric physicist and the Alfred P. Sloan Professor of Meteorology at...

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Let em burn

Big GovernmentThe EnvironmentInterventionism


When a major wildfire outside Ketchum, Idaho threatened homes insured by AIG Private Client Group, the company sent private firefighters to spray a barrier of fire retardant on the homes most at risk. According to an...

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70-year old woman arrested for brown lawn

The EnvironmentLegal System


Story here. In other circumstances, such as water rationing, you get arrested for watering your lawn.

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Why Does Socialism Cause Pollution?

The EnvironmentPrivate Property


15 years ago Thomas DiLorenzo penned a concise piece detailing severals reasons and examples as to why socialism was not only unable to prevent pollution, but how it is the prime culprit in many cases.


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Malthus and Mein Kampf come to Cork

The Environment


For those who like their environmental gloom'n'doom spread with a thick dollop of Utopian totalitarianism and garnished with a slice of Galtonian pseudo-science, the Association for the Study of Peak Oil & Gas holds its sixth annual conference in Ireland this coming week.

Present will...

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Thomas Friedman on Addicted to Oil

The EnvironmentCalculation and KnowledgeProduction Theory


I recently saw Thomas Friedman's "Addicted to Oil" documentary on YouTube. A few nits to pick. First, of course, he unquestioningly buys into the global warming hype as one of the reasons we need to "do something." Second, he uncritically...

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Socialism Exposed by Natural Disaster

The EnvironmentWorld HistoryOther Schools of Thought


William Anderson today talks about America's pockets of socialism and how they collapse when tested. Meanwhile, in the prison called North Korea, there is massive flooding and...

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No, wait! Don't walk—that causes global warming!

The Environment


According to a fascinating article in The Times, walking to work may actually result in your augmenting, rather than reducing your "...

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