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    “The Perils of Zero-Sum Worldviews on the Left and Right”

    That’s the title of a thoughtful post by Ilya Somin on the Volokh Conspiracy blog. It’s well worth reading in its entirety, but here are a few excerpts: Some may find it surprising that the perpetrator of the recent horrific New Zealand terrorist attack that killed fifty…
    Jon Guze, March 20, 2019
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    A real solution if global warming is a problem

    Ronald Bailey explains at Reason’s “Hit and Run” blog why addressing climate change would not require a massive hit to the American economy. In his 1997 Reason article “Climate Control,” physicist and sci-fi grandee Gregory Benford observed, “If we treated global warming as a technical problem instead of…
    Mitch Kokai, March 18, 2019
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    Talk About Fake News!

    In a recent Spectator article called “Lying with science: a guide to myth debunking,” Matt Ridley begins by observing that, “Pseudoscience is on the rise – and the media is completely hooked.” After quoting H.L. Mencken (‘The whole aim of practical politics is to keep the populace alarmed (and hence…
    Jon Guze, March 8, 2019
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    Climate realists offer to debate AOC

    Michael Bastasch of the Daily Caller reports on an open invitation to U.S. Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez. Skeptics of global warming “catastrophe” have an extended an offer for Green New Deal champion New York Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez to come and debate them. Retired statistics professor Dr. Caleb Rossiter offered…
    Mitch Kokai, March 5, 2019
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    Green New Deal Relies On Threat Or Use Of Government Force

    From John Locke Foundation’s Dr. Roy Cordato: As the specifics (and many of the absurd objectives) of Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez’s Green New Deal (GND) have come to light, the common refrain from Democrats who support it is that the plan is “aspirational.” In other words, they believe the world that Ocasio-Cortez…
    Anna Manning, March 4, 2019
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    Daily Journal: From the Green New Deal to Venezuela: A million percent inflation and all

    JLF’s Roy Cordato writes for Carolina Journal’s Daily Journal: As the specifics — and many of the absurd objectives — of Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez’s Green New Deal have come to light, the common refrain from Democrats who support it is that the plan is “aspirational.” In other words, they…
    Anna Manning, March 1, 2019
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    GOP reps take advantage of Democratic indifference on climate change

    Brent Scher of the Washington Free Beacon highlights a meeting that did more than any news conference or press release to demonstrate the urgency of addressing climate change. Congressional Republicans were able to put an end to a hearing on climate change organized by Democrats after only two…
    Mitch Kokai, March 1, 2019
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    New Carolina Journal Online features

    Dan Way reports for Carolina Journal Online on a new warning related to the costs of Medicaid managed care in North Carolina. Roy Cordato’s Daily Journal explains how the proposed Green New Deal would pave the way toward a Venezuela-size catastrophe.
    Mitch Kokai, March 1, 2019