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Nordhaus vs. IPCC

I’m going to write more on this in the coming weeks, but for now, let me point you to my reaction at IER to William Nordhaus winning the Nobel, on the same day the IPCC’s latest came out. An excerpt: Now, any normal citizen reading the above two samples from our major media—who ostensibly are all […]

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AEI on Trade Deficits: The Stunning Conclusion

You have all waited with breath which is baited for the resolution. Last week I posted this AEI meme:     …and said I thought there was a basic flaw in it, but I didn’t have time to type it up then. (To repeat, I’m sure the economists at AEI know this nuance; my point […]

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Christianity and Hell

I have written several posts here on the concept of hell (although the only one I can find right now is this one). I was thinking about it again after watching this trailer of the movie “Come Sunday”: I think the only way to really make sense of hell is that the sinner in a […]

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Two Interpretations of Jesus’ Atonement

This is intended for believing Christians, and perhaps even there will only interest Protestants. I was working through different interpretations (coming from professing Christians) on the same stipulated events from Biblical history. I should stress that both sides can point to ample scriptural evidence for their perspective, and yet they paint quite different pictures of […]

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Christopher Reeve’s Training for Superman

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The Superlative Jesus, Part 2

In last Sunday’s post I quoted this challenge: “Why should we place Christ at the top and summit of the human race? Was he kinder, more forgiving, more self-sacrificing than Buddha? Was he wiser, did he meet death with more perfect calmness, than Socrates? Was he more patient, more charitable, than Epictetus? Was he a […]

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Stop Lying

Jordan Peterson is hands-down the most interesting “public intellectual” I’ve discovered in the last 10 years. I’ve been listening to his podcasts and I occasionally have to turn them off to process the profundity I just heard. Not only is he on top of several disciplines where I am not well-read, but he also can […]

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A Tale of Two Conspiracies

In the last month I have become intimately acquainted with two conspiracies afoot in the libertarian economics community: CONSPIRACY #1 James Buchanan was a founder of Public Choice economics. Its scholars are actively seeking to end injustice perpetrated by the State, and to advance individual liberty. Buchanan invited an outspoken opponent of apartheid to his […]

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