The Environment

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The UN's Climate Change Agenda is So Extreme Its Own Analysts Can't Defend It

Big GovernmentThe EnvironmentGlobal Economy

Blog09/18/2019

This should be shocking to naïve citizens and those who assumed that “the science” must all support the UN’s temperature goals.

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Why a Prominent Economist Abandoned His Support for Carbon Taxes

The EnvironmentTaxes and SpendingOther Schools of Thought

Blog09/10/2019

Activists who genuinely believe the world faces catastrophe should give serious consideration to David Henderson’s reasons for thinking a carbon tax might be a false “solution."

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Brazilian Socialism Shows Us How Not To Take Care of Forests

The Environment

Blog08/30/2019

Brazil — and its longtime disregard for property rights — has shown us how not to manage forest lands. Current calls for government solutions to forest fires do nothing to offer real solutions.

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Plastic Bans: Imaginary Benefits, Real Costs

Big GovernmentThe Environment

Blog08/03/2019

Proposals to ban single-use plastics is yet another triumph of symbolism over substance. Unfortunately, while the benefits are largely illusory, the costs are quite real.

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Environmentalists Are Anti-Human

The Environment

Blog07/23/2019

People use the marketplace to deliver what others need and want. Environmentalism, on the other hand, is built around denying human needs. 

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Privatizing Public Lands Doesn't Mean Turning Them Into Shopping Centers

The Environment

Blog07/18/2019

Public lands already have value as nature preserves and tourist attractions. At the same time, the economic needs of ordinary human beings — which often require land development — shouldn't be ignored. 

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Ignore the Fear Mongering, Here's What Climate Change Models Actually Say

Big GovernmentThe Environment

Blog07/10/2019

The most alarming of the projections of climate change damages rely on naïve assumptions about human adaptability.

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The Green Movement's Anti-Humanism

The Environment

Blog07/04/2019

Having failed to show that capitalism impoverishes people, socialists have invented a new victim of material prosperity: the environment. But this latest turn is the most disturbing of all in its knee-jerk hatred for human beings and human life.

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Non-Renewable Resources Never Really Run Out

The EnvironmentEntrepreneurship

Blog07/03/2019

Supply, demand, and prices affect human usage of natural resources in such a way that the most scarce and valued resources are economized and preserved. The practical effect is that valuable resources never really run out.

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