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The Global Warming Bugaboo

The EnvironmentPolitical Theory


The environmental movement maintains that science and technology cannot be relied upon to build a safe atomic power plant, to produce a pesticide that is safe, or even to bake a loaf of bread that is safe, if that loaf of bread contains chemical preservatives. When it comes to global warming,...

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"End Liberty NOW!"

Big GovernmentThe EnvironmentPhilosophy and MethodologyPolitical Theory


A scan of this morning's newspapers reveals that the Global Platonic Republic is about to launch a new campaign to fund its dangerous Collectivist ambitions on the broadest possible scale.

Cleverly, it has hit upon a one-two solution of undertaking a cynical expoitation of the...

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A Government Flood

The EnvironmentCalculation and Knowledge


The government created the flood—written in 1999 about a different (but similar) flood.

"Ignoring science and experience, military engineers consistently marched to the tune of the "...

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TANSTAAFL: A Libertarian Perspective on Environmental Policy

The EnvironmentCalculation and KnowledgePrivate PropertyValue and Exchange

In its most basic application, the TANSTAAFL (There Ain't No Such Thing As A Free Lunch) principle is a simple statement of reality: everything of value has a cost. The TANSTAAFL principle can also be interpreted as a mandate for a policy of full-cost pricing. In a world where resources are...

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The Week In Review: November 7, 2015

Booms and BustsCorporate WelfareThe EnvironmentThe FedGlobal EconomyHealthMoney and BanksU.S. EconomyInterventionismMoney and BankingProduction TheorySubjectivismValue and Exchange

11/07/2015Mises Wire
There were many state and local elections in the US this week, but few of them will result in anything that will combat widely held and popular errors about central banking, drug prohibition, and the global environment.

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Activists Seek to Impoverish Thai Villagers to Save Monkeys from "Slavery"

The EnvironmentGlobal EconomyInterventionism

11/06/2015Mises Wire
Farmers have been using monkeys to harvest coconuts in Thailand for hundreds of years. But now, animal rights activists have decided that these farmers should have their livelihoods destroyed in order to save the monkeys from "slavery"...

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For WHO, Red Meat Is a Red Herring

The EnvironmentHealthInterventionism

11/05/2015Mises Wire
The World Health Organization has declared that eating meat will kill you. But the WHO's war on meat is not really about your health. It's about "saving the planet" from the latest industry that has been deemed "unsustainable" by global elites...

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