Friday, June 21, 2013


Shock: Libertarian Cato mag features ‘The Case for a Carbon Tax from a Free Market Perspective’ |
[Myron Ebell] It appears that some people at Cato are warming to the idea of rule by experts. Manipulating the tax code in order to remake society and force people to conform to some authoritarian agenda is really just another variant of central planning. Rule by experts was criticized insightfully in a 1945 essay, “The Use of Knowledge in Society,” by Friedrich A. Hayek, the Austrian economist for whom the Cato Institute’s auditorium is named. Hayek argued that rule by experts threatens human freedom. In my own view, the proper “free market perspective” on a carbon tax is: No way in hell.
Fuel Fix » Fast food chains put renewable fuel mandate repeal on the menu
Chain restaurants on Thursday launched a campaign aimed at repealing a renewable fuel mandate they say is hiking costs for franchisees nationwide.
Why the City of Miami Is Doomed to Drown | Politics News | Rolling Stone
By century's end, rising sea levels will turn the nation's urban fantasyland into an American Atlantis. But long before the city is completely underwater, chaos will begin
Letters: Cooling the Arctic is imperative | Environment | The Guardian
It has to be done, in order to save the sea ice and protect the future of agriculture in northern climes.
John Nissen
Chair, Arctic Methane Emergency Group
On summer solstice, my £100 bet against solar power ends - who won? | Monbiot |
Solar may be popular but environmentalists must be hard-headed about how to reduce CO2 in the cheapest way

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