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The Farcical ‘Green New Deal’

quoting Richard A. Epsteinvia AEI
Saturday, February 23, 2019

That’s the title of Richard Epstein’s latest Hoover Institution article, here’s the opening: The dominant source of energy for the foreseeable future for both the United States and the world will be fossil fuels, chiefly in the form of oil, natural gas, and coal. Throughout the world, many groups will push hard for massive subsidies to wind and solar energy. Yet, that attempt, no matter how bold, will fail to shift the overall balance of energy production toward green sources.

Interviews

Lee Ohanian On The John Batchelor Show

interview with Lee Ohanianvia The John Batchelor Show
Friday, February 22, 2019

Hoover Institution fellow Lee Ohanian says that the Green New Deal will cost incalculably more than the Second World War.

Carbon Tax and Carbon Dividend To Combat Global Climate Change

by Alvin Rabushka
Friday, February 22, 2019

Thirty-four hundred economists and counting, including 4 former chairs of the Federal Reserve, 27 Nobel Laureates, 15 former chairs of the Council of Economic Advisers, and 2 former secretaries of the treasury, have signed a statement proposing a carbon tax to combat global climate change.

Analysis and Commentary

Changing Reality With Words

by Victor Davis Hansonvia American Greatness
Wednesday, February 20, 2019

The reinvention of vocabulary can often be more effective than any social protest movement. Malarial swamps can become healthy “wetlands.” Fetid “dumps” are often rebranded as green “landfills.”

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Statement Backing Hoover Fellow And Stanford Professor’s Carbon Tax Proposal Garners Record-Setting Support From Economists

featuring George P. Shultzvia Stanford Daily
Wednesday, February 20, 2019

A record-setting 3,333 economists, including 32 at Stanford, have signed a statement supporting a carbon tax proposal co-authored by Stanford Professor Emeritus and former Secretary of State George Shultz, the nonprofit Climate Leadership Council announced on Monday. The proposal would levy a tax on the production and use of carbon emissions that increases over time but remains revenue neutral; collected money would be returned to U.S. citizens in equal payments, so the government would spend none of the money.

Analysis and Commentary

Catherine Semcer On Poaching, Preserves, And African Wildlife

by Russell Robertsvia EconTalk
Monday, February 18, 2019

Catherine Semcer of the Property and Environment Research Center (PERC) talks with EconTalk host Russ Roberts about the role of incentives in preserving wildlife in Africa. The conversation discusses how allowing limited hunting of big game such as elephants and using revenue from hunting licenses to reward local communities for habitat stewardship has improved both habitat and wildlife populations while reducing poaching.

Analysis and Commentary

Green New Deal A Peaen On To Naive Idealism

by Richard A. Epsteinvia Las Vegas Review-Journal
Saturday, February 16, 2019

The highly publicized resolution known as the Green New Deal, inspired by the fevered socialism of Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, insists that it is “the duty of the federal government to create a Green New Deal.” The proposal will, in time, go down as one of the nuttiest public policy documents ever written in the history of the United States.

Analysis and Commentary

The Part Of The Green New Deal We Should All Support

by Alice Hillvia CNN
Friday, February 15, 2019

The nation got its first chance to digest the details of the Green New Deal when Democrats proposed a nonbinding congressional resolution last week. Reading the 14-page document feels a bit like scanning a multipage menu in search of a satisfying meal. If you are a progressive, you feel overwhelmed by all there is to savor, and if you are a conservative, you struggle to find something you can stomach.

Analysis and Commentary

David Davenport: The Green New Deal Looks Red To Me

by David Davenportvia Townhall Review
Thursday, February 14, 2019

Perhaps you’ve heard about the Green New Deal?  It’s freshman Congresswoman Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez’s revolutionary scheme to reinvent the entire American economy.  She calls it “the Great Society, the moonshot, the civil rights movement of our generation.”

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The Libertarian: The Green New Deal

interview with Richard A. Epsteinvia The Libertarian
Thursday, February 14, 2019

The new policy proposal is an exercise in progressive absurdity.

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The Task Force on Energy Policy addresses energy policy in the United States and its effects on our domestic and international political priorities, particularly our national security.