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The unbearable fragility of climate regulations

Someone who loves nature can only be angry at this.  In June of last year the President Obama called for international lending institutions to stop funding coal-fired plants overseas.  The World Bank and the US Export-Import bank both agreed not … Continue reading

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Who and what is bigger than how.

Sometimes you see an argument that communist or socialist approaches to environmental protection are doomed to fail.  They say: “Just look at what happened in the Soviet Union.” Then a communist might say: “Well, they did it wrong in that … Continue reading

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Limited liability as a socialist phenomenon

Although limited liability is at the heart of capitalism, it is a socialist phenomenon.  And, ironically, this socialist mechanism is at the root of many of the ills of capitalism.  So weirdly, the socialists only have themselves to blame for … Continue reading

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