Ignore business fundamentals and remove the give and take of real markets and this is what you get — piles of taxpayer money going to “businesses” that are simply shell games. It was only a matter of time before the mafia figured out this was the easiest money ever. InContinue Reading

From page 11 of “WE HAVE BEEN CONNED: An Independent review of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC)” by John McLean: “It was at this 1992 ‘Earth Summit’ that the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) was established. One of its first actions was to unilaterally andContinue Reading

This interactive map of job losses by county over the last few years is sobering.   Add in a bit of math and it becomes even more interesting. “Rick Mills from C-Biz pointed out that if one took the most optimistic number of jobs created – 4 million – and dividedContinue Reading

Another day, another story. “Green” policies have created layers and layers and layers of bureaucracy on food and fiber workers of the world.  A 17 year old farmer’s daughter’s wrote a moving letter on the loss of hope she feels as she ponders her future in Australia.  Another family clearedContinue Reading

It’s a simple thing to say NO! to ever-bigger government. But it’s always surprising when a state government announces its leather cowboy “boots are made for walking” and warns the federal government: “Don’t tread on me!” So Three Stars to the Lone Star state for a great letter to theContinue Reading

It’s dead. The big, bad climate change bill is dead! That’s the good news. The bad news? Go to thomas.gov and search by the phrase “climate change.” There are over 200 bills introduced on the subject. And even this big, bad climate change bill could rise from the dead inContinue Reading

“Old Media” neglected to report in May on the thousand people who travelled from all over the world to Chicago to hear 72 speakers from 23 countries at the Heartland Institute’s International Conference on Climate Change.  Big story. Virtually zero coverage.  So here are some very interesting reports on theContinue Reading

While government mandates have us all tied up in knots and going broke, few have examined how international agreements, treaties, contribute to this problem. So let’s look a bit closer at treaties. Let’s follow the carbon trail from the United Nations (UN) conference on climate change held in Copenhagen, DenmarkContinue Reading

Cherry picking: that’s what it’s called when a scientist/advocate (a dangerous beast!) picks and chooses data to include in their work — whiling ignoring all the rest — in order to move their agenda forward. Unless you’re a scientist, it’s pretty hard for you to figure out where the holesContinue Reading

Just in time for April Fools’ Day, the press reported “Obama clears way for oil drilling off US coasts”, telling us about the President’s “‘tough decision’ to expand offshore drilling.” While we’ve heard the President talk about all kinds of energy options including nuclear and fossil fuel-based sources, we knowContinue Reading