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.

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...

Conservation – not more control

BY PAUL DRIESSEN ~Collusive lawsuits helped control more US lands. Congress must repeal and replace the ESA.~ President Obama’s parting edicts betrayed Israel and commuted prison...

Safe and healthy (not pristine) air

BY PAUL DRIESSEN ~Federal air quality rules must be based on science – not used to stifle energy and industry~ It’s called the Clean Air Act,...

Drain the FCC swamp

~This obsolete vestige of the New Deal should be dissolved~ By Eric Steinmann President-Elect Donald Trump is looking for bold actions to “drain the swamp” in...

Reality-based climate forecasting

BY PAUL DRIESSEN ~Continuing to focus on carbon dioxide as the driving force will just bring more bogus predictions~ These days, even shipwreck museums showcase evidence...

Liberty and Taxes

THE AMERICANIST: U.S. CONSTITUTION, BRADFORD SMITH Source: The Freeman: Ideas on Liberty, March 01, 1963 The American society is founded on the idea of individual liberty....

Another good target for EPA reform

BY PAUL DRIESSEN ~Europe gives Trump Administration excellent tutorials on how not to regulate pesticides~ With reform-minded folks in charge of the Executive and Legislative Branches,...

It’s climate regulations that threaten us

~Here are some climate actions President Trump could take to Make America Great Again~ By Sterling Burnett In President-Elect Donald Trump’s Contract with the American Voter,...

Environmentalist insurance policies

BY PAUL DRIESSEN ~Intellectual ammo for holiday party responses to claims that you need meteorite insurance~ Many liberals went into denial, outrage and riot mode after...

Sea level rise – or land subsidence?

BY PAUL DRIESSEN and ROGER BEZDEK ~Alarmist claims about rising seas inundating coastal areas blame the wrong culprit~ In his 2006 Inconvenient Truth mockumentary, Al Gore...

Rolling back environmental progress?

BY PAUL DRIESSEN ~Having achieved major goals, US should refocus EPA and other environmental agencies~ Donald Trump plans to “roll back progress” on climate change, energy...

Five stages of climate grief

BY PAUL DRIESSEN President Trump could help – and force climate alarmists to answer questions they’ve ignored~ Ever since the elections, our media, schools, workplaces and...

Background Checks and Fingerprints

BY T.F. STERN Recently the State of Texas altered the requirments for the renewal process licensed locksmiths must complete in order to continue applying their skills...