President Donald J. Trump is your Nudger in Chief. Here are some glowing endorsements. “For generations paternalism has had a bad odor, and individual autonomy has reigned supreme. Sarah Conly’s book will change all of that. She argues in favor of paternalism with rigor and gusto, and persuasively shows how shedding our reflexive aversion to […]
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In fact I’m not at all clear how my family got to America. I think three generations above me had people illegally sneaking into the US from both Canada and I think parts south. But my family doesn’t quite know. But as sure as the ocean is salty, my kind was not much liked – […]
Putting a ban on legal immigrants because of their religion lowers the deplorable President below any action in recent memory by US Presidents. This action certainly ranks right up there with preventing Jewish European refugees from coming to America to flee the terror of 1930s Europe. I have always been a tremendous supporter of civil disobedience. At […]
Via Coyote without comment.
The only way to get money out of politics is to get politics out of the money.
One of the things that “anti-ACA” analysts worried about with the new law was that it would open the door to regulating all manner of areas of our lives that not even the staunchest supporters of the law ever intended or ever imagined it would lead to. Here is an episode confirming these concerns. After decades […]
That headline is not intended to be sarcastic. It turns out that Dr. Hansen has recruited children to sue the federal government and its many agencies because it has permitted global warming to continue to threaten the future. Again, saying nothing about global warming, I think my readers should be me reminded that this sort […]
On p. 359 of Cadillac Desert: Another drawback was that the reservoir would drown an Indian Reservation and the town of Covelo — population two thousand — but that sort of thing had been done many times before. (The Corps had included the flooding of the reservation in its benefit-cost analysis, but had it down as […]
From another passage in Cadillac Desert (p 351, I updated the dollar figures to today), on a dud-project known as the Peripheral Canal: “the correct figure, for capital costs only and accepting official estimates, is certainly in excess of $3 billion.” Three billion dollars in 1959 is over $24 billion today. What state would vote for a […]
As a once-sensible economist I supported a “revenue neutral carbon tax” as one major prong of global warming strategy. The simple idea is that such a program would qualify as “No Regrets.” If CO2 turns out to be really bad, then the tax assures that we’ve properly considered those damages in our day to day […]