==> At IER I explain how the NYT gets it wrong on the carbon tax.
==> Costco magazine featured an exchange between Kshama Sawant (yes the Seattle socialist) and yours truly, on rent control. (The previous sentence was one you never expected to read, I’m sure.) You can adjust the magnification if you want to do more than look at our headshots.
==> Regarding my Costco piece, someone emailed me the following critique (which he gave permission to reprint), and to be clear the sentence “(All caps mine).” is from my correspondent in the original email:
I like Ms. Sawant’s answer much better than Mr. Murphy’s answer. Why? Her answer shows that a “one size fits all” approach is not the way to go. She looks multi-cultural like me.
I have lived in multiple countries, multiple states, multiple cities, and multiple zip codes so I know that each neighborhood has its own special characteristics.
In the January 2016 issue she states that “more than 200 municipalities across the country have SOME FORM of rent control regulation”. (All caps mine).
It is clear to me that she understands a tiny percentage of neighborhoods couldn’t thrive under ANY form of rent control while another tiny percentage of neighborhoods COULD thrive under any form of rent control. Most neighborhoods fall somewhere between these two extreme examples.
I either make my own hats or buy hats that say size LARGE or EXTRA LARGE. Why? Hats that say, “One size fits all” or “One size fits most” don’t ever fit my 23 inch circumference head, that’s why!
Mr. Murphy may be some kind of professor but his answer clearly shows his MENSA IQ score is much higher than his FEMSA IQ score.