Yesterday, former President Bill Clinton lamented that the green industry needs more money. A $1.4 trillion industry (2008) needs more money? That’s almost 6% of the global economy; larger than most major sectors, including construction, utilities, retail sales, wholesale trade, information, mining, agriculture, and... »
Paul Krugman Proves they Don’t Teach Science in MIT’s Economics Department
In his latest irrational, political screed, NY Times economist, Paul Krugman, bemoans how Republicans hate science. With all due respect to Mr. Krugman and his shiny Swedish trinket, he is in out of his depth here. Trying to bluster your way through science to... »
EventRoots pushes for equal access to convention cities.
In light of the evil, greedy corporate groups, like Netroots Nation, angling to excluding opposing voices from conference cities, a group calling itself EventRoots has been formed call for legislation to battle this injustice. “We here at EventRoots believe that it is the moral... »
Paul McCartney is a religious zealot.
Richard Feynman, one of the most brilliant scientists of the 20th century once said, “Science is the belief in the ignorance of experts.” His point, one that those wishing to point to “climate experts” should heed, was that experts offer opinions, scientists offer a... »
How to solve the energy crisis.
My wife had a very interesting observation last night. I was trying to explain why government mandates don’t work, and she said, “So Democrats are all about sticks, and Republicans are all about carrots.” It’s a remarkable insight from a foreigner, and probably more... »
ObamaCare will save us; just look at how successful the Credit CARD Act is.
Investors Business Daily has a great review of the 20 ways in which ObamaCare will take away your freedom. Most of the changes involve the new Democratic paternalism: we know better than the free market. Funny, the Democrats thought the same thing about credit... »
Apologies for the laconic past few weeks. I’ve been getting killed at my day job, and have been dealing with some personal issues as well. But on the issue of Global Warming and the Climategate emails, I cannot remain silent any longer–mostly out of... »
Why Copenhagen will Fail
I have not written about my pet peeve, Global Warming™ in quite a while. This is mostly because I do not feel the need to continue to waste my breath either preaching to the choir or shouting over the protestations of the obstinately ignorant. ... »
Nobel Committee continues its march toward irrelevance and ridicule.
Today, in what one Pakistani political leader called an “embarrassing joke,” an American President who has accomplished absolutely nothing in office was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize. He joins such other luminaries and peace makers as Al Gore, who not only invented the internet,... »
The Importance of Being Earnest (and Vocal)
One of my favorite professors in law school was Professor Cavanagh, who, among other subjects, taught Antitrust Law. He once told a story about price fixing, the illegal practice of businesses that are supposed to be competing, that instead agree to charge consumers the... »