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The Green Economics of Gore

The Environment

Blog07/19/2007

Please note that I do not subscribe to the panicked cries of human-induced, carbon-based global warming. But, just for fun, let's assume that the cries are indeed true.

Ever since Mises exposed the negative effects of government interventions, politicians, bureaucrats, and...

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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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Consuming national security

The Environment

Blog06/17/2007

Talk about internal conflict: On one hand, national security and all that, while, in the other hand, an ear of freshly-boiled, sweet corn. Sure, we all know that every kernel diverted from the production of ethanol is another seed of our destruction; oil production, global warming, etc...

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The T3 Tax: Laying Down the Gauntlet

The EnvironmentTaxes and Spending

Economist Ross McKitrick, who along with Steve McIntyre played a major role in discrediting Michael Mann's "hockey stick" graph, has an interesting proposal for a carbon emissions tax tied to actual levels of warming. The tax would...

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Bush Unveils New Plan to Wreck Civilization

The Environment

Blog05/31/2007

MSNBC: President Bush on Thursday proposed that by 2008 the countries that emit the most greenhouse gases come up with long-term goals to curb emissions... Critics dismissed the strategy as a diversion and a delaying tactic..."

How...

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Global Warming Is Not a Threat but the Environmentalist Response to It Is (Full Version)

The EnvironmentEntrepreneurshipPolitical Theory

Blog05/30/2007

This article is the original, full version from which three previous articles that have appeared on this blog were excerpted. Those articles were "The Environmentalist Noose Is Tightening" (February 9, 2007, "Global Warming Is Not a Threat But the Environmentalist Response to...

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Environmentalism in the Light of Menger and Mises

The EnvironmentPhilosophy and MethodologyPolitical Theory

Blog05/28/2007

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Environmentalism is the product of the collapse of socialism in a world that is ignorant of the contributions of von Mises—a world that does not know what he has said that would logically explain the collapse of socialism and, even more importantly, the...

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Violence and destruction are always the response

The EnvironmentInterventionism

Blog05/19/2007

In what has to be the most telling example of the desire of government to use violence as its primary means to any end, officials in Ohio, Michigan, Indiana, Maryland and Ontario, Canada, have destroyed over 20 million ash trees in an attempt to slow the spread of the Emerald Ash Borer.

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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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