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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...

Tesla battery, subsidy and sustainability fantasies

BY PAUL DRIESSEN ~More subsidies from exhausted California taxpayers cannot compensate for hard realities~ The first justification was that internal combustion engines polluted too much. But...

The crisis of integrity-deficient science

BY PAUL DRIESSEN ~Falsifying or ignoring data that don’t support conclusions or agendas is worse than junk science~ The epidemic of agenda-driven science by press release...

Monumental, unsustainable environmental impacts

BY PAUL DRIESSEN ~Replacing fossil fuels with renewable energy would inflict major land, wildlife, resource damage~ Demands that the world replace fossil fuels with wind, solar...

We should be glad the US is out

BY PAUL DRIESSEN and DAVID R. LEGATES ~States that claim they’re committed to Paris do nothing for the climate and ill serve their citizens~ Ten states, some...

Advancing scientific integrity on bees

BY PAUL DRIESSEN ~Putting a beehive at the VP’s residence could spur people’s understanding of bee problems~ Second Lady Karen Pence and Secretary of Agriculture Sonny...

More rational policies in our future?

BY PAUL DRIESSEN ~Trump’s Paris decision challenges bad science, economics and energy politics behind treaty~ In the wake of President Trump’s exit from the Paris climate...

Science, engineering and leadership

~Creating balance and stability in a chaotic political and economic environment~ James E. Smith and Alex Hatch Many successful domestic and global companies and enterprises...

Exiting the Mad Hatter’s climate tea party

BY PAUL DRIESSEN ~Trump was 100% right (not just 97%) to show real leadership and walk away from Paris~ I can guess why a raven is...