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Category Archive for 'Central Planning'

A single dose malaria cure. #GlobalWarmingCatastrophe

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Story is here. Note, too, that this is an “agreement” which means it will not actually be enforced. My prediction: emissions will fall despite this “agreement” not being enforced, and policymakers will take credit for the incredible progress “they’ve” made. But this is undeniably great news for Americans and energy poor people around the planet. […]

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How well did federal ARRA (i.e. stimulus) funds, sent through the states, for appliance efficiency do?  You be the judge. I am sure this will get wide press coverage and thoughtful conversation.Using transaction-level data on appliance sales, we show that most program participants were inframarginal due to important short-term intertemporal substitutions where consumers delayed their purchases […]

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Democracy Now! Or Not!

I think the same crowd of folks can be heard chanting, “Democracy Now!” in certain pretexts, but it seems that they have changed their tune recently to something closer to, “Authoritarianism Now!” I’m no expert in Political Science, nor do I think it appropriate of me to denigrate those who are, and I apologize if […]

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Say the really serious people. And they continue, “the point is to change it.” How’s that for reporting the news? Read the piece. Don’t you think they’d get bored parroting the same “points” time and again? Here’s a shocker – maybe: 1) People don’t care nearly as much about “inequality” as the wonks do 2) […]

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Good Thing the War Ended

America’s Great Leap Forward? One thing that has always caused me mental contortions is to read posters like this, or exhortations to buy local and such … and in the next minute hearing exhortations to embrace and celebrate diversity. However before you agree strongly with me, there is a lot of truth to the idea […]

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Maybe we will take such a principle seriously when it is consistently applied – such as to when the government regulates market activity, or in how much power to entrust to the politicos in the first place. But of course as Obama Administration official Cass Sunstein smartly recognizes: The precautionary principle has been highly influential […]

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Somehow …

After reading yet another indictment about the glorious behavior of our “do-gooders” in DC, I just do not believe for one second that the Lois Lerner e-mails went missing. Call me crazy, but for an organization that hunts folks down because their TurboTax forgets to claim 8 cents of income, and for one that surely […]

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From Tim Harford’s The Undercover Economist Strikes Back: Almost one in ten of China’s richest one thousand people sits in the National People’s Congress – a body of almost 3,000 lawmakers. Their average net worth is four times the average net worth of the richest politicians in the United States Congress, despite the fact that the […]

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You might remember the 2012 campaign trail when the Commander in Speech uttered, “You didn’t build that.” OK, so maybe that was out of context, and he didn’t really mean what his critics thinks he meant. Fine. Let’s assume the charitable version of his point – that even private enterprise “requires a village” and that it is […]

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