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Studying the Climate Doesn't Make You an Expert on Economics and Politics

The EnvironmentGlobal Economy

Blog06/01/2017
One need not have any opinion about climate science at all to see that the Paris Climate Agreement relies on very bad planning and very bad economics.

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Ruled by DC: Get the Feds Out of Western Lands

The EnvironmentU.S. HistoryPolitical Theory

Blog01/04/2017

Obama's unilateral move to create National Monuments in Western states is simply the natural outcome of allowing federal control of so much land.

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Are Libertarians Too Anti-Pollution?

The EnvironmentLegal SystemPolitical Theory

Blog09/22/2016

Contrary to the myth that libertarians favor limitless pollution by capitalists, libertarian legal regimes would often put polluters out of business.

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The Economics of Hunting and Species Conservation

The EnvironmentInterventionism

Blog03/03/2016

Remember Cecil the Lion? The backlash over Cecil may have reduced hunting in the region. But, as anyone familiar with how wildlife economics works, that hasn't saved any lions from death. It simply now means those lions must be culled by other, more painful means.

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The High Cost of Centrally Planning the Global Climate

The EnvironmentGlobal EconomyInterventionism

05/01/2015Mises Daily Articles
Even if the global warming lobby is eventually able to prove their case for the existence of global warming, that would still do nothing to prove the necessity of their plan for global economic controls, and thus, the impoverishment of billions.

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Saving the World from Environmentalist Billionaires: Review of Kingsman: The Secret Service

The EnvironmentMedia and Culture

04/30/2015The Austrian
Kingsman: The Secret Service is a big-budget semi-satirical take on the spy genre, featuring the film clichés audiences now associate with the James Bond and Jason Bourne franchises.

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Drought and the Failure of Big Government in California

The EnvironmentU.S. Economy

04/10/2015Mises Daily Articles
In California, the price of water is set by politicians, and not by markets, so that cheap water benefits some interest groups over others. It should now surprise no one that the state is in the midst of a water crisis.

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