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End the ‘war on coal’

~Far from being a threat, coal continues to bring health, welfare and prosperity to billions~ By Bryan Leyland and Tom Harris At the recent Environmental Protection Agency...

Sharing our blessings

BY PAUL DRIESSEN ~This Thanksgiving we should give thanks for fossil fuels – and promote them for rest of world~ This Thanksgiving weekend is a good...

Are we celebrating Thanksgiving or Black Friday?

BY T.F. STERN What are we celebrating this Thursday?  Are we taking a day off to be with family and friends to express gratitude to...

Virginia goes Don Quixote

BY PAUL DRIESSEN ~State will defy Trump, double down on renewables and CO2 reductions – and hurt poor families~ Democrat Ralph Northam had barely won the...

Find the cure – ignore the symptoms

~Historical breakthrough changes occur when innovators seek cures for societal problems~ By James E. Smith and Michelle Jamshidi We have become a society steeped in the...

Disbanding Troops and Bureaucrats

BY HENRY HAZLIT Economics In One Lesson, Chapter 9 When, after every great war, it is proposed to demobilize the armed forces, there is always a...

Renewable energy – by royal decree!

BY PAUL DRIESSEN ~Or at least by paper certificate, as St. Louis city council raises electricity costs for poor families~ In 2016, Missouri generated 96.5% of...

The changing world energy economy

~Ingenuity and efficiency are reducing links between economic growth and energy consumption~ By James E. Smith and Alex Hatch In recent years, particularly in the United...

Politicized sustainability threatens planet and people

BY PAUL DRIESSEN ~It drives anti-fossil fuel agendas and threatens wildlife, jobs, and human health and welfare~ Sustainability (sustainable development) is one of the hottest trends...

The Lesson Applied: The Broken Window

BY HENRY HAZLIT Essential Works: The Freeman Economics In One Lesson, Part 2, Chapter 2 Let us begin with the simplest illustration possible: let us, emulating Bastiat,...

High Earners Pay Bulk of Income Taxes

CHRIS EDWARDS, CATO INSTITUTE President Trump and his advisors are stressing that they want tax cuts for the middle class, not high earners. Trump said, “the...

Shake Shack Planning for Higher Minimum Wages

RYAN BOURNE, CATO INSTITUTE CNBC reports that the burger chain Shake Shack is planning to trial a new restaurant in New York which will not have a...

What natural disasters should teach us

​Hurricanes, landslides and other disasters show Africans why we need fossil fuels BY STEVEN LYAZI I express my deepest sympathies to the people in the Caribbean...

Ugly, expensive or inconvenient? Fugettaboutit!

THOMAS JEFFERSON LEADERSHIP The most approved plan of an Hospital of 4000. square feet area, two stories … the rooms for the sick...

Now it’s a war on pipelines

BY PAUL DRIESSEN ~Efforts to block and sabotage pipelines hurt jobs, economic growth, middle class, human safety~ The radical environmentalist war on fossil fuels has opened...

Federal Pay Outpaced Private Pay in 2016

CHRIS EDWARDS, CATO INSTITUTE The Bureau of Economic Analysis (BEA) has released data on worker compensation for 2016. The data show that wages and benefits...

Finally, some commonsense western fire policies

BY PAUL DRIESSEN ~New DOI and DOA policy to cut overgrown, diseased, dead and burned trees is long overdue~ President Trump promised to bring fresh ideas...

Revisiting wind turbine impacts

BY PAUL DRIESSEN ~Erroneous recent calculation highlights need to assess renewable energy sustainability claims~ It’s amazing, though hardly surprising, how quickly some used Hurricane Harvey’s devastation...

Biofuel justifications are illusory

BY PAUL DRIESSEN ~It’s time to really cut, cut, cut ethanol and other renewable fuel mandates – maybe to zero~ The closest thing to earthly eternal...

Enemies of humanity

~Mosquitoes and uncaring environmental activists perpetuate poverty, disease and death~ Steven Lyazi After being infected again with malaria last July, I spent almost a month in...