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The one question you must never ask an economist

Calculation and KnowledgePhilosophy and MethodologyPolitical Theory

Blog08/14/2007

Economists are everywhere. Steve Levitt, Tim Harford and Steven Landsburg use newspaper columns and best-selling books to show how economics can account for why drug dealers live with their...

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Gore: Ignorant or Dishonest?

The EnvironmentCalculation and Knowledge

Blog07/04/2007

In his July 1, 2007, New York Times Op-Ed piece, "Moving Beyond Kyoto," Al Gore states:

Consider this tale of two planets. Earth and Venus are almost exactly the...

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John Galt Lacks Appropriate Neural Firing

Taxes and SpendingCalculation and KnowledgePhilosophy and Methodology

Blog06/20/2007

From the University of Oregon comes this: A psychologist and two economists have conducted a study that proves that we, as good little citizens of the regime, are made happy by the extraction of our wealth in the...

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Environmentalist Bugaboo Loses Support

The EnvironmentCalculation and Knowledge

Blog05/19/2007

For years, the environmentalists have been trying to have it both ways, claiming that in the midst of the global warming that they allege, Europe might suffer an ice age. According to this scenario, ships would sail through an ice-free Arctic Ocean but be unable to unload their cargos in the ice...

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Dr Roger Pielke Sr on Climate Models & Predictions — One Example

The EnvironmentCalculation and Knowledge

Blog05/17/2007

For information: [I have posted this elsewhere ] ------------------------------------

Apropos of climate studies: Here is...

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Climate Studies and the IPCC: A Lay Perspective

The EnvironmentCalculation and Knowledge

Blog05/17/2007

Very broadly speaking, the UN's International Panel on Climate Change holds the following position:

  1.  Use of fossil fuels adds ominously to the CO2 in the atmosphere, as well as to other 'greenhouse
  2. ...

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Opponents of the "Consensus" on Anthropogenic Global Warming

Calculation and Knowledge

Blog05/13/2007

Contrary to what one often hears, opponents of the 'scientific consensus' promoted by the UN's Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change, are not self-published kooks & cranks. In view of the heat that this statement seems to generate, it is necessary to spell out &...

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The Socialist Tree Calculation

The EnvironmentCalculation and Knowledge

Blog04/19/2007

While the headline of a recent New York Times article employs a subjectivist notion of value, "Maybe Only God Can Make a Tree, but Only People Can Put a...

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