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The economic evidence is pretty clear that: The global warming that has happened to date (we’ve warmed the planet by 0.85 degrees celsius since 1880) has been, on net, an economic positive. That is, the world is richer and safer as a result of the global warming that has already occurred as compared to a counterfactual world […]

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In the litany of noise that we hear about “respecting diversity” what I originally imagined was that we should respect diversity because there is a lot of value to be had from learning from, sharing with, playing with, dating, marrying, trading with, writing music with, etc. people who are different than us. And what I […]

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I vaguely recall people arguing, during the health care “debates” that the increased cost of health care puts American firms at a disadvantage and hurts American workers because health costs eat up so much of the firms’ labor costs – so pay is lower than it otherwise would be, and firms have to skimp on […]

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Building off an earlier post, I want to continue to reemphasize my newfound support for banning fracking and anything that could be remotely as harmful as it. Why the reprise? Well, this past weekend our family spent a wonderful day touring around the Finger Lakes. The area is in our estimation one of the most underrated […]

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Why? Because I am NOT an anti-science zealous denier. Here’s what I want those who also think they are steeped in sciency-goodness to do: (1) Explain the known health risks of drinking sugary beverages. This includes how much we know (and we know, I’ve read the “science”) about how much soda contributes to BMI, this […]

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When most people think of “corporations” I am pretty sure they have in mind places like Exxon and Disney and Merck and the like. At the same time, when most people think of corporations they get somewhat of an icky feeling – either because of the bureaucratic corporate nonsense that they imagine when sitting in […]

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No new ground broken here, but I just read a news story about the rise of people who refuse to have vaccines administered to their children. Strangely, the families that appear to be most likely to refuse vaccines are the most educated among us, and not like you might suspect, the least educated. The vaccine […]

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Seen at the climate march in New York this weekend:   If we believe this sign, then we surely don’t need to worry about Climate Change. You see, there was LOTS for me to learn from the latest climate revival. The science, it seems, IS settled.

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At least I admit it. So I’ve heard people with a professed Keynesian bent argue that we should end the idea of “tax cuts for the rich.” Fine, I suppose. But I’ve even heard this uttered during recessions, including the time from 2007 right up through today. I am not making this up so far, […]

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Here is how much milk that the US Government recommends that you and your children consume every day: Aside from the fact that the US Government doesn’t exactly have a great history of getting the recommended daily allowances correct (go check out what was on the 1950s “choosemyplate” plate and compare it to what scientists know), […]

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