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One of the strawiest straw-men ignited by those with a collective bent is that the support for classical liberal ideas is akin to atomistic antihumanity. No need to delve deeper into that point here aside from pointing out that this is not at all an uncommon charge. Of course, the entire point of classical liberalism […]

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Corporations have (sometimes rightly) been accused of all sorts of things. Among the charges include the (over)use of advertising not merely to make us aware of their products but to make us want products we didn’t ever imagine ourselves wanting. Among the most hated corporations these days would be those involved in monocropping, pesticide, fungicide, […]

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I very much enjoyed this article on the possibility of molten-salt nuclear reactors becoming operational in the near future. They are safe, and they can use spent uranium to fuel. For those who know me, I was a physics major back in the day, and badly wanted to go into the field of nuclear power […]

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Not yet, or it depends – if you are keeping score at home. If just one percent of the weight of mantle rock located in the transition zone is H2O, that would be equivalent to nearly three times the amount of water in our oceans, the researchers said. Read more here.

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The current debate about whether or not “we” should eliminate the last two lab samples of smallpox has me thinking more widely about the issue of species extinction. Also, I am in the middle of this book at the moment (my favorite nugget was his discussion of how a typical plant only converts 2% of […]

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In This Sunday’s Lectionary

Droughts, Western Wildfires and Global Warming. Not only do “they” not even get the drought evidence fairly presented (by the way, don’t you love how the way we prove a connection is with models!) as my reading of the general science and the IPCC report not comport with the AP presentation, but not a SINGLE […]

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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┬áreally┬ámean 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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I swear my post on rents is coming soon! In the meantime, think about the implications of the big Picketty assumption/finding that the rate of return on capital going forward will exceed the average rate of economic growth. And assume that we actually understand what this means – do read all of the book reviews […]

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The world emits about 35 billion tons of carbon dioxide each year (this is from a warmist site). The US “contribution” to this amount is about 6 billion(this is a high end estimate). US emissions have been flat for two decades. The highly reliable IPCC estimate is that a ton of CO2 does about $30 […]

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Happy Earth Day

What is most striking about the “E”nvironmental “movement” is the reaction of members to good news. I’ve never, ever, ever, ever been around someone who responds to good news with such … anger … and disappointment. Seriously, show an “E”nvironmentalist something like these, and the tendency is to say the data are cooked, or to […]

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