Environment (page 117)

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    The first locovore also ate organic

    Cafe Hayek’s Quotation of the Day: … is from page 557 of Will Durant’s 1950 volume, The Age of Faith; here Durant writes about the typical medieval peasant: He shared in the social life of the village, but had no cultural interests.  He could not read; a literate…
    Michael Sanera, March 13, 2012
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    So-called green industry means paying folks NOT to produce

    I trust by now you’re heard about the Chevy Volt, that Yugo of the 21st century, the flagship vehicle of the green nanny state, that utter failure. The electric fire hazard that took about $3 Billion in state and federal dollars in tax incentives to be produced…
    Jon Sanders, March 12, 2012
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    Fracking’s promises of jobs and economic growth are too compelling to ignore

    My newsletter this week talks about energy crises, past and present, and traces what the discovery of oil and the discovery of commercially viable methods of hydraulic fracturing have in common. Then it discusses what fracking means for North Carolina.
    Jon Sanders, March 9, 2012
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    This weekend on Carolina Journal Radio

    Critics of the Republican-led General Assembly have complained that the state’s latest budget dropped North Carolina to 49th in the nation in education funding. Terry Stoops probes the accuracy of that claim in the latest edition of Carolina Journal Radio. Rick Henderson will discuss the $56 million taxpayers…
    Mitch Kokai, March 9, 2012
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    Getting Nothing for Something: Wind Farms to Be Paid Not to Produce

    This incident, reported by Fox News, ably demonstrates the counterproductive outcomes that arise when government officials meddle with the incentives of producers: Wind farms in the Pacific Northwest — built with government subsidies and maintained with tax credits…
    Baxter Rollins, March 8, 2012
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    North Carolina’s approach to natural gas fracking

    North Carolina is in a unique position among the states when it comes to hydraulic fracturing, or “fracking,” for natural gas. That’s the assessment of Daniel Fine of the New Mexico Center for Energy Policy. Fine discussed North Carolina, fracking, and “shale gas wars” during a presentation today to the…
    Mitch Kokai, February 27, 2012
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    New Carolina Journal Online features

    This week’s Carolina Journal Online Friday interview features a conversation with University of Texas professor J. Budziszewski about the U.S. Constitution and natural law. Roy Cordato’s guest Daily Journal warns readers about the impact of recent changes in reporting about climate data.
    Mitch Kokai, February 24, 2012
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    Life imitates Hogan’s Heros

    From Ken Green at AEI.  See Ken’s comment and video here.  Just like SGT Schultz, Obama knows nothing about the cause of high gas prices.  He is not to blame.
    Michael Sanera, February 23, 2012