The Environment

Displaying 81 - 90 of 403

No, wait! Don't walk—that causes global warming!

The Environment


According to a fascinating article in The Times, walking to work may actually result in your augmenting, rather than reducing your "...

Read More

The Green Economics of Gore

The Environment


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 most...

Read More

Gore: Ignorant or Dishonest?

The EnvironmentCalculation and Knowledge


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 same size, and...
Read More

Consuming national security

The Environment


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...

Read More

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 be linked to...

Read More

Bush Unveils New Plan to Wreck Civilization

The Environment


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 we can...

Read More

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

The EnvironmentEntrepreneurshipPolitical Theory


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 It Is" (March...

Read More

Environmentalism in the Light of Menger and Mises

The EnvironmentPhilosophy and MethodologyPolitical Theory



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 success of...

Read More

Bush and the Socialist "Law of the Sea Treaty"

The EnvironmentInterventionism


Just great. For years we've resisted signing on to the socialistic Law of the Sea Treaty. Well, Bush is now urging "the Senate...

Read More

Violence and destruction are always the response

The EnvironmentInterventionism


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.


Read More
Shield icon library