The Environment

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Did Native Peoples Live in Harmony with Nature? It's Complicated.

The EnvironmentPrivate Property

Blog04/10/2020

The popular notion that indigenous peoples residing in a precapitalist order are particularly skillful at managing the earth's resources is a myth.

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The Green Fatal Conceit: Why Physical Science Can’t Tell Us Proper Policy Goals

Big GovernmentThe Environment

Blog02/19/2020

The so-called CLEAN Future Act is as poorly designed as its acronym. Like the Green New Deal, it consists of radical new spending proposals that the bill’s supporters would have liked for other reasons, and which aren’t even compatible. 

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Europe Can't Afford a New "Green Deal"

The EnvironmentGlobal Economy

Blog02/10/2020

As H. L. Mencken wrote, “For every complex problem there is an answer that is clear, simple, and wrong.” The EU's Green Deal is the latest example.

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The European Green Deal Is Every Bit as Bad as Expected

The EnvironmentGlobal EconomyProtectionism and Free Trade

Blog01/15/2020

While the legislation introduced in the US Congress remains fiction under a Republican executive and senate, the Brussels initiative will become law unless there is considerable opposition from EU member states.

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Hunter-Gatherers Ravaged the Environment. Industrialization Saved It.

The EnvironmentMedia and CultureWorld History

Blog01/01/2020

Hunter-gatherer societies stripped the local environment of resources and then moved on to another place. There was nothing environmentally responsible about this sort of economy, in spite of modern efforts to portray prehistoric humans as tree huggers.

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Central Banks May Be Driving Us Toward More Waste, More Carbon Emissions

The EnvironmentBusiness Cycles

Easy-money policies pushed by central banks may be redirecting wealth away from investment, and toward greater production and consumption of cheap consumer goods. That's not "green."

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Socialism and the Green New Deal: Choose One

The EnvironmentPolitical Theory

Blog12/09/2019

Central planners cannot calculate the costs and benefits of environmental policy.

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How California's Government Plans to Make Wildfires Even Worse

The EnvironmentU.S. History

Blog12/07/2019

The State of California is now forcing insurance companies to cover homeowners who put their houses in some of the most fire-prone areas. What could go wrong?

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Expect the ECB to Use a "Climate Crisis" to Justify Their Next Stimulus Plan

Cronyism and CorporatismThe EnvironmentMoney and Banks

Blog11/23/2019

The ECB, always happy to repeat the mistakes of Japan, is likely to start new programs of debt monetization for green projects and claim it is a different, radical and new measure.

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The IMF Wants the World to Embrace Sweden's Ineffective Carbon Tax

The EnvironmentGlobal EconomyTaxes and Spending

Blog11/06/2019

Despite the IMF’s claims to the contrary, the case of Sweden actually shows that a political “solution” to climate change is ineffective.

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