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Different Flag, Different Lyrics, But the Same Old Tune

The EnvironmentPolitical Theory

Blog03/31/2006

The flag is Green now, instead of Red. And the lyrics are different. But the tune is still the same old tune.

When the Reds sang it, the lyrics were that the individual could not be left free because the result would be such things as "exploitation," "monopoly," and...

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Collectivism, Climate Change, and Economic Freedom

The EnvironmentPhilosophy and MethodologyPolitical Theory

Blog03/28/2006

An individual kills someone—for money, out of jealousy, as an act of revenge, or because he doesn't like his victim's looks. A chorus of left-"liberals" rushes in to excuse his act, especially if he is poor. He is not responsible, they say. The real criminal is "...

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The Environmentalists Are Trying to Frighten the Natives

The EnvironmentPhilosophy and Methodology

Blog03/25/2006

In a manner reminiscent of witch doctors urging primitive people to sacrifice their sheep and goats in order to mollify the wrath of the gods, today's environmentalists and their shills in the media and academe repeatedly urge the people of the United States and the rest of the modern world...

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The Global Warming Bugaboo

The EnvironmentPolitical Theory

Blog03/08/2006

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

Blog01/30/2006

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

Blog09/01/2005

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

01/11/2016Books
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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