Free Enterprise Zone

Classic and contemporary works, essays, commentary and analysis in defense of free enterprise and private property domestically, as well as fair markets and America’s sovereignty (to include avoiding permanent and entangling alliances) internationally under the United States Constitution.

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...

Trump’s Reversal of Obama Pay Gap Rule Is Good News for Women, Minorities

ROMINA BOCIA, HERITAGE FOUNDATION The Trump administration put a stop this week to an Obama-era rule that would have hurt the wage and employment prospects...

Fair trade for thee, but not for me

BY PAUL DRIESSEN ~Imagine what a Tesla or wind turbine would cost if the Left followed its own “principles”~ “Nobody wants to buy something that was...

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...

How Marx Got on the Wrong Side of History

BY RICHARD M. EBELING Those who speak about being on the “right side of history” have, knowingly or not, adopted a central element in Karl...

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...

Victory for Wisconsin Homebakers

Judge Strikes Down Ban on Selling Homebaked Goods as Unconstitutional SHIRA RAWLINSON, INSTITUTE FOR JUSTICE Madison—Wisconsin became a little freer, and a lot more delicious, after...

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...

The Jobs Conundrum

GERALD P. O'DRISCOLL JR., CATO INSTITUTE At next week’s FOMC meeting, the state of the labor market will play a key role in policy deliberations....

Mark Zukerberg’s Call for a Universal Basic Income

BY MARK W. HENDRICKSON Facebook founder and billionaire Mark Zuckerberg’s Commencement speech at Harvard made a big splash. It was a warm-hearted, encouraging, interesting address,...

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...

Can Regulation Keep Up With Accumulating Knowledge?

DAVID BOAZ, CATO INSTITUTE What some doctors say about regulating the treatment of sepsis has much broader application. Sepsis, an often lethal reaction to infection...

Nipping a legal problem in the bud

BY PAUL DRIESSEN ~Consult with all affected parties, to ensure informed endangered species and pesticide policies~ One of my recent articles predicted that the Fish &...

Land, energy and mineral lockdowns

BY PAUL DRIESSEN ~Too many oil, gas, coal, rare earth and other vital resources are still off limits~ President Trump has directed Secretary of the Interior...

Refocusing a Chicago water summit

BY PAUL DRIESSEN ~Proposed EPA budget cuts have activists in dither over wrong issues and imaginary problems~ (EPA POLICY & JOBS | Jun/7/14 Political Cartoons by...

Ignorance, intolerance, violence

BY PAUL DRIESSEN ~Using junk science marches, ignorant professors, resistance and violence to drive public policy~ Recent science and climate marches demonstrated how misinformed, indoctrinated, politicized...

James Monroe born APRIL 28, 1758

American Minute with Bill Federer James Monroe was born APRIL 28, 1758. Scottish Rev. William Douglas, an early tutor of Thomas Jefferson, taught in the home...

Financial security versus independence

~The changing face of the United States should be viewed as an opportunity~ By James E. Smith and Alex Hatch In 2015, the Bureau of Labor...

Green Energy Poverty Week

BY PAUL DRIESSEN ~A week dedicated to topics that underscore impacts environmentalists don’t want to discuss~ April 22 was Earth Day, the March for Science and...

Real science must guide policy

BY PAUL DRIESSEN ~Climate alarmists use faulty science and bald assertions to demand end to fossil fuels~ All too many alarmist climate scientists have received millions...

Off to a bumbling start at Interior

BY PAUL DRIESSEN ~If this is the kind of housecleaning and swamp draining we’re going to get, we’re in real trouble~ Was it because there were...

Pretend conservatives for not so clean energy

BY PAUL DRIESSEN ~Far-left ‘charitable’ foundations give millions to ‘conservative’ groups to drive climate agenda~ More and more conservatives are proclaiming the virtues of clean energy....

The silver-tongued liars’ playbook

BY PAUL DRIESSEN ~Coal ash scare stories are the latest tactic in their long war on coal-fueled electricity generation~   Coal-fired power plant scrubbers now remove 80-90...

Financial Stability Board climate deceit

BY PAUL DRIESSEN ~FSB, Climate Cabal expand power and wealth, by targeting financial and insurance industries~ The $1.5-trillion Climate Crisis industry is not about to go...

Diogenes searching for honest policies

BY PAUL DRIESSEN ~Renewable energy is defective solution in search of a problem, money and power~ The Greek philosopher Diogenes reportedly carried an oil lamp during...

GIGO-based energy and climate policies

BY PAUL DRIESSEN ~It’s like formulating public safety policies using models based on dinosaur DNA from amber~ Things are never quiet on the climate front. After calling...

The hidden agendas of sustainability illusions

BY PAUL DRIESSEN ~Absurd, impractical sustainability precepts are actually a prescription for government control~ As President Trump downgrades the relevance of Obama era climate change and...