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Talk About Climate, LGBT, And Tyrants At Bangkok Creative Fest

mentioning Frank Diköttervia Khaosod English
Tuesday, January 14, 2020

Writers, activists, journalists, and artists will gather next month at a riverside mansion to share provocative ideas and lead workshops that seek to inspire.

PoliticsAnalysis and CommentaryPolitics

And If Trump Wanted To Do Business With California . . .

by Bill Whalenvia California on Your Mind
Thursday, January 9, 2020

This being my first column of the new year, let’s start things off with a high-altitude, big-picture look at the relationship between President Trump and California—namely, what, if anything, will change will change politically or policywise?

Analysis and Commentary

State Support For Nuclear Power

by John H. Cochranevia Grumpy Economist
Sunday, January 5, 2020

Tyler Cowen responded with an interesting post to my query, "I don’t see just why nuclear power needs “state support,” rather than a clear workable set of safety regulations that are not excuses for anyone to stop any project."

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Don’t Blame Mankind For The Bushfires – Blame Cruel Nature

quoting Thomas Sowellvia The Conservative Woman
Saturday, January 4, 2020

The bushfires up and down the eastern coast of Australia are a national tragedy. They have claimed many lives, destroyed hundreds of houses and devastated thousands of hectares of bushland. Everyone agrees that we are overwhelmingly indebted to the fire-fighters who have been tirelessly waging war against nature: they have done a tremendous job in the face of a seemingly insurmountable task.


Richard Epstein On The John Batchelor Show (Part 1)

interview with Richard A. Epsteinvia The John Batchelor Show
Saturday, January 4, 2020

(Part 1) Hoover Institution fellow Richard Epstein discusses his Defining Ideas article "Lara's Theme Harms California Insurers."


Richard Epstein On The John Batchelor Show (Part 2)

interview with Richard A. Epsteinvia The John Batchelor Show
Saturday, January 4, 2020

(Part 2) Hoover Institution fellow Richard Epstein discusses his Defining Ideas article "Lara's Theme Harms California Insurers."

Analysis and CommentaryEconomy

What My Younger Self Never Expected

by Michael Spencevia Project Syndicate
Friday, January 3, 2020

At the start of a new year and a new decade, it is both humbling and illuminating to reflect on major global developments that no one saw coming just a few decades ago. For those who grew up during the Cold War or in the ensuing period of American primacy, the economic and geopolitical rise of the developing world must rank high on the list.

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Vistra Energy Joins The Climate Leadership Council And Americans For Carbon Dividends, Advocating For A Market-Based Solution To Climate Change

cited Martin Feldstein, George P. Shultzvia PR Newswire
Thursday, December 19, 2019

Vistra Energy (NYSE: VST) today announced it has joined the Climate Leadership Council ("CLC") as a founding member. The CLC is an international policy institute created in collaboration with prominent business, opinion, and environmental leaders to promote a carbon dividends framework as the most cost-effective, equitable, and politically viable climate solution. 

In the News

Guest Opinion: Tired Of All The Virtue Signaling?

quoting General Jim Mattisvia Palo Alto Online
Friday, December 13, 2019

Phrase popularized by James Bartholomew disparages environmental actions.

In the News

Time's Person Of The Year: Greta Thunberg

quoting Bjorn Lomborgvia Independent Women's Forum
Wednesday, December 11, 2019

Admittedly, being Time’s Person of the Year isn’t what it used to be in the magazine’s heyday, but the choice is always interesting. It is inevitably a window into the thinking of the chattering classes (and their chattering offspring). Greta Thunberg, 16, is Time magazine’s Person of the Year for 2019.


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