Daily Archives: June 13, 2011
Listening to David Schnare’s talk today made me realize the real difference between traditional fossil fuels like coal and natural gas and renewables like wind and solar. Traditional fuels keep you warm in the winter and cool in the summer while renewables do the opposite.
I just received an email news release from FEMA notifying North Carolinians that the deadline for applying for federal funds for damage suffered during the April 16 tornadoes is June 20. It included the following eyebrow-raising quote: “While many people are already receiving federal disaster assistance, there may be some who still have not registeredContinue Reading
So argues Duke professor Michael Munger here. The left is always in need of some pseudo-issue to keep its base whipped up. Trying to make it seem as though the Koch Foundation’s grant to the Florida State economics department is some deep, dark plot has been one of its issues for several weeks. When thisContinue Reading
It has been a while since I made one of these posts (alas, no recent instances of “mooning for rebuttal” that I can think of), but today offers another occasion: Life: “Bemused customers who assume that the ‘no bumping sign’ is in jest are told to drive around slowly in circles rather than crash intoContinue Reading
The ink is not even dry on the governor’s veto of the state budget (that is fiscally responsible, does not raise taxes and puts education money in the classroom) and she’s….you guessed it…..using it to raise money for her re-election campaign. Unbelievable! Here’s her email in case you didn’t get it: ———————————————————————— From: “Governor BevContinue Reading
You might think it makes sense for the federal government to pursue an energy policy that relies on wind, solar power, biomass, and other politically correct renewable sources, along with the traditional coal, natural gas, and nuclear power. But an “all of the above” approach creates problems. Dr. David Schnare, director of the Center forContinue Reading
Paul Krugman, that is, here by Alan Reynolds. Krugman keeps wailing that nations facing huge government deficits need more government spending to “stimulate” the economy and that “savage austerity” (meaning any reduction of government spending, no matter how wasteful) will inflict further economic damage. That just ain’t so.