Archive for Climate Change

The Battle Rages on at The Economist

Rob Bradley asked me to make you folks aware that he is currently running neck and neck at The Economist in a debate over government subsidies to renewable energy sources. I link, you decide.

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Paul Krugman, Pet of Big Government

That’s my latest post at the IER blog, in response to Krugman’s shrugging off of the Solyndra scandal. An excerpt: To repeat, the Solyndra scandal is not simply a matter of the federal government wasting money on bad business ideas—the government does that all the time. Rather, Solyndra is “special” because the government managed to […]

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Introducing the Mises Institute of Canada

On Saturday, September 10 I will be participating in the Mises Institute of Canada’s conference, “Liberty and Oil: the Foundations of Modern Civilization.” As the official description says, we will discuss questions such as the following: “Is resource richness a blessing or a curse? Are Alberta’s oil reserves the source of the relative freedom and […]

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Potpourri

* Another great Anthony Gregory article, this time ripping Republicans. My favorite line: “To say Republicans spend money like drunken sailors insults sailors and greatly exaggerates the effect of alcohol on financial judgment.” * A great Mises Daily (not from me) showing a silly use of mathematical economics to “prove” the efficacy of a carbon […]

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Paul Krugman, Inflation Denier

In a recent blog post, Krugman provides some graphs of the things “we’re supposed to be worried about,” which he means sarcastically. Namely, bond market confidence and (price) inflation. Here are the charts: Then Krugman concludes: A naive observer might note that interest rates are low by historical standards, making you wonder why we’re obsessing […]

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EPA Will Destroy Jobs, Not Create Them

I know my environmental writings upset some of you, but I must press on… In this post I take on a new study from the Political Economy Research Institute. An excerpt: Glancing through Appendix B of the PERI report, in which they explain the method by which they come up with such counterintuitive conclusions, shows […]

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CFR vs. IER on Cap-and-Trade

Incidentally, I didn’t make a big announcement at the time, but I am no longer working for the Institute for Energy Research (IER). I am shifting my consulting business to focus on online teaching and projects with Carlos Lara. IER put out a study written by Chamberlain Economics (CE) arguing that Kerry-Lieberman would act as […]

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Jim Manzi vs. Mark Levin

Wow, I don’t know what to make of this. Jim Manzi let fly a pretty scathing critique of Mark Levin’s treatment of global warming in his massive bestseller, Liberty and Tyranny (which people tell me cites one of my PRI op eds, so it must not be all bad). I’m not sure if this had […]

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