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It turns out that Californians have successfully made their lives less comfortable by banning plastic bags. As you surely know this is yet another feel good policy that will accomplish almost nothing in the way of real environmental benefits.  Now, I have no problem with people making poor choices especially with their own funds, and […]

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Next week is election day. If you did not know about it, that is because yo’re not supposed to know about it. We hold our annual school district elections on their own day in the spring. I am sure if you were to ask why they are held in the spring and not on the day we […]

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We’re quite accomplished at that here in the United States. I wonder, do you actually feel good when you have to impose force in order to get people to do something? Is it really altruism, when for example, if tax dollars are collected to provide food for the hungry? It may be morally correct, from […]

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Among some of the most unproductive questions I am asked regularly include questions of the type, “are you in support of XYZ?” As if XYZ is some monolithic, black and white, easy to understand and represent with the word XYZ, thing. Of course, it is not. So, in the past I’ve been very evasive when […]

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PUBLIC SERVICE ANNOUNCEMENT: My WordPress site has turned into a brick. I can neither create new posts, add users, accept comments, anything. I’ve wasted a half-dozen hours trying to fix this. Doesn’t seem to be a problem with my host server, so it’s an annoying WordPress problem. I didn’t change any settings yet the site […]

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This news item caught my eye: The free market of ideas serves those exceptional few with the most intellectual and social capital…only by subjecting everyone else to even higher levels of social control and intellectual scrutiny, all the while asserting these same people’s ‘liberty’ and ‘equal right to speak.’ So not only are markets tools […]

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We’re Actually Not Serious

The President’s “plan” on climate change is here. I see nothing in it about nuclear power and lots of candy tossed at the “green energy” crowd. In other words, the plan is actually not serious. More to say of course. But I’m going out to spew some CO2 pollution – i.e. I’m going running. CO2 […]

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Obese people have a hard time regulating their own behavior. If there is a bag of M&Ms lying around the house, rest assured they will take a handful each time they walk by. Obese people have low levels of energy. Though it is well known that regular exercise will improve health and energy levels, they […]

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When I first began studying the economics and ecology of wind about 4 years ago, I very much thought the fears of wind-alarmists were, pardon the pun, very much overblown. I don’t mean that wind is the solution to our energy problems (it cannot be, it’s simply not energy dense enough) but rather that fears […]

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Or maybe not, you may want to sequester yourself for a while. Here are a few of this week’s treats:   But one thing I thought was funny was this bit illustrating pre-sequester government staffing prioritization: NPR’s David Greene brings on Yvette Aehle, director of the Southwest Georgia Regional Airport in Albany, Georgia, to talk […]

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