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Who Stole Greta Thunberg's Childhood?

quoting Bjorn Lomborgvia Independent Women's Forum
Tuesday, September 24, 2019

I suppose if you believe that the world is going to end before you have a chance to grow up, and all this because of greedy grown-ups, you might sound like Greta Thunberg at the United Nations yesterday. Still . . . No sixteen-year-old should sound like this.

Analysis and Commentary

Our Privileged Scolds

by Victor Davis Hansonvia National Review
Tuesday, September 24, 2019

Let them lead by example before they lecture the country on carbon emissions, gun ownership, and ‘white privilege.’


Michael Spence 'Not A Fan' Of Low Interest-Rate Environment

interview with Michael Spencevia Bloomberg
Friday, September 20, 2019

Hoover Institution fellow Michael Spence comments on zero interest rates and propping up economies.

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The Left Trots Out Kids To Lecture Americans On Climate Change

quoting Niall Fergusonvia World Tribune
Thursday, September 19, 2019
The House Committee on Foreign Affairs and Select Committee on the Climate Crisis on Sept. 18 held a hearing billed as “Voices Leading the Next Generation on the Global Climate Crisis”.
Analysis and Commentary

Some Basic Arithmetic On Carbon Dioxide Emissions

by David R. Hendersonvia EconLog
Monday, September 16, 2019

A number of people in the United States argue for increasing the number of electric vehicles as a percent of the automobile stock.

In the News

Our Carbon Economy: Would It Be Smarter To Fight Than Switch?

quoting Bjorn Lomborgvia Inside Sources
Monday, September 9, 2019

During a recent Facebook Live Q &A session, Representative Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY) told viewers that she so feared a future of climate change that she woke up at “like 3:30am” worrying about the fate of the planet. 

Analysis and Commentary

Murphy On Henderson And Carbon Taxes

by David R. Hendersonvia EconLog
Sunday, September 8, 2019

There are several problems here. First, even if we agreed that government (as opposed to private) payments for tree-planting made sense, it doesn’t at all follow that the revenue should come from a carbon tax. In general, raising a dollar of revenue from a tax on carbon content hurts the economy more than raising a dollar from taxing labor or consumption. (My article on the “tax interaction effect” gives the economic intuition behind this point.)

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Mattis Calls Out Deniers Of Climate Change, Urges Them To Ensure Next Generation Isn’t ‘Caught Flat-Footed’

featuring General Jim Mattisvia IJR
Friday, September 6, 2019

Former Defense Department Secretary James Mattis called on those who disagree with the threat of climate change to reconsider their position to protect future generations. The former defense secretary has been making the rounds publicizing the recent release of his book, giving more insight into political views after his exit from the Trump administration early this year.

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Here’s How To Get Through To Red-State Americans On Climate Change

quoting General Jim Mattis, George P. Shultzvia The Washington Post
Friday, September 6, 2019

As hurricanes become more intense, flooding more common and wildfires more deadly, Americans — regardless of their party affiliation — are dying from extreme weather events and are seeing their livelihoods damaged. The searing experience of Hurricane Harvey in Texas in 2017 might not have prompted Republican politicians to fight “climate change," but perhaps they can have a rational conversation about “rising ocean levels.” 

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4 Questions You Probably Won’t Hear At CNN’s Climate Crisis Town Hall

quoting Bjorn Lomborgvia Foundation of Economic Education
Wednesday, September 4, 2019

CNN’s description suggests the event may be closer to Greta Thunberg’s “I Want You to Panic” approach than a level-headed analysis.


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