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Must Reads For The Week 4/30/16

April 30, 2016

Why Did The Industrial Revolution Occur In The United States And Not China? at economicpolicyjournal.com. Technological advance requires financing. U.S. capital markets provided the funding for these projects. But saving provided the funding of the capital markets. Being able to produce and save wealth is important if a society is to continue to advance. How much of the funding in today’s capital markets is from printed money by the Fed, and not real savings from production.

Obama Admits He Couldn’t Convince Americans About Recovery, at zerohedge.com. Obama can’t convince us because he is the only President to not have a single year of his Presidency reach 3% GDP growth. And that’s including the 4 plus trillion dollars printed by the Fed. We can’t even print our way to a high GDP number. If the President would look at the charts in this article, he would understand why we aren’t buying his propaganda about the economy.

UC Berkley Touts $15 Minimum Wage Law, Then Fires Hundreds Of Workers After It Passes, at investors.com. Hoisted on its own petard. No surprise here. You can’t pay labor above what it produces for any length of time before it gets liquidated. The economic reality that less will be consumed at a higher price is always in play. When the cost of labor is artificially set higher, fewer will be working.

Judge Decides Seattle’s ‘Trash Police’ Violates Privacy And Is Unconstitutional, at tammybruce.com. Another example of leftists trying to force their morality on the rest of us. You can’t give in to this kind of tyrannical stupidity or it will never go away.

PA Cops Have Woman’s Rectum, Vagina Searched After Traffic Stop, at copblock.org. A violation of this woman”s fourth amendment rights. She was finally released 5 hours after she was pulled over.

Social Justice Warrior Madness: USC Cancels  ‘Legends Of The Games Industry’ Event For Not Including Women  (On A Seven Man Panel), at targetliberty.org. They postponed this event, ‘In the interest of promoting diversity and inclusion’. This is the kind of nonsense that should be laughed at and mocked.

Opposition Grows To Liberal AGs Targeting Global Warming Skeptics, by Michael Bastasch at cfact.org. In response to democrat politicians and environmentalists calling for RICO investigations into groups seen as casting doubt on the theory of catastrophic global warming, Republican AGs have come out against any such investigations. By the way global warming is a ‘theory’. Isn’t it?

Obama Targets Electric Grid For Power Grab, by Larry Bell, at cfact.org. Obama said he would bankrupt coal power plants with EPA emission regulations. Look out fracking industry if Queen Hillary gets into office.

Taliban Bomber Accidentally Triggers Explosive Early, Killing Himself And 8 Other Terrorists, at tammybruce.com. My first thought when I saw this was; will this guy get the 72 virgins anyway. Does he get rewarded for his good intentions of trying to blow up infidels even though he failed? These are questions that need to be answered.

The Real Meaning Of Competition, by Peter G. Klein, at mises.org. It’s not about having the proper number of competitors in a particular industry that makes it competitive. As long as government isn’t restricting or placing  costs on the entry into these industries you have competition. We’ve written about Uber on this site. The taxi cartel trying to get government to restrict Uber’s entry into the market is an example.

The Problem Of ‘Hoarding’, by Murray Rothbard, at mises.org. Rothbard explains why the velocity of money is an answer in search of a problem.

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Earth Day 2016

April 22, 2016

On Earth Day 2016, let’s look at environmentalism, climate change and fossil fuels.

FOSSIL FUELS: THE GREENEST ENERGY, by Alex Epstein, from Prager University.

Some excerpts from the article:

“What if I told you someone had developed an energy source that could help us solve our biggest environmental challenges, purify our water and air, make our cities and homes more sanitary and keep us safe from potential catastrophic climate change? What if I also told you that this energy source was cheap, plentiful, and reliable? Well there is such a source. You probably know it as fossil fuel; oil, natural gas,and coal.”

Fossil fuels don’t take a naturally safe environment and make it dangerous. They empower us to take a naturally dangerous environment and make it cleaner and safer.”

CLIMATE CHANGE: WHAT DO SCIENTISTS SAY, from Prager University. MIT atmospheric physicist, Richard Lindzen, summarizes the science behind climate change.

Excerpt from the article:

Global warming alarmism provides politicians, environmentalists and media, more than any other issue, with the things they most want. For politicians its money and power. For environmentalists its money for their organizations and confirmation fo their near religious devotion to the idea that man is a destructive force acting upon nature. For the media its ideology, money and headlines, doomsday scenarios sell.”

RATIONAL DISCUSSION ABOUT CLIMATE CHANGE? NO CHANCE

Alex Epstein spoke in front of the Senate Environment and Public Works Committee which was holding a hearing examining the Role of Environmental Policies on Access to Energy and Economic Opportunity. If you want to watch his 5 minute speech click here It is definitely worth watching. What I want you to see is how Barbara Boxer acts when she gets to ask questions of the panel. Watch the video and compare her antics to the logical calm arguments made by the two gentleman in the first two videos in this post. Her actions are exactly what Richard Lindzen was talking about in the video above.

 

SAVING THE PLANET – GEORGE CARLIN

Senator Boxer, I know he is not a scientist, but he makes a lot of sense when talking about the possibility that man can destroy the planet. Not only is this really funny, but it will make you think.

 

Recycling: Uneconomic Is Wasteful, by Robert Bradley Jr, at masterresource.org. Excerpt from the article;

“…if costs are greater than the revenues of a produce, then economic value is lost: if revenues are greater than the cost, economic value is created. Enter Recycling, which has turned (even more so) into an economic loser in the current era of low commodity prices. What this means is that the cost of sorting and transforming trash into useful products is less than the revenue-and recycling should not be done.

Naive Environmentalism Is Like Religious Fundamentalism, by Mark J. Perry, at carpediemblog. Economist Steve Landsburg tells how he dealt with his daughter being indoctrinated into environmentalism. Here is an excerpt from the article;

…my daughter’s teachers are honestly oblivious that there is a diversity in politics. Let me then make that diversity clear. We are not environmentalists. We ardently oppose environmentalists. We consider environmentalism a form of mass hysteria akin to Islamic fundamentalism or the War on Drugs. we do not recycle. We teach our daughter not to recycle. We teach her that people who try to convince her to recycle, or who try to force her to recycle, are intruding on her rights. The entire program of environmentalism is as foreign to us as the doctrine of Christianity ( Note: Landsburg is Jewish). We face no current threat of having Christianity imposed on us by petty tyrants; the same can not be said of environmentalism. My county government never tried to send me a New Testament, but it did send me a recycling bin.

Central Station Solar: Ivanpah Fail ($2.2 Billion Bust), by Stanislav Jakuba, at masterresource.org. It makes no sense to use a more expensive power source when there is less expensive power sources. Solar is not competitive even with government subsidies. Central station solar power is a scam. Solar will not be a viable alternative, until the real cost, without subsidies, is lower than the cost of power produced by fossil fuels or nuclear.

Natural Gas Use Slashes Air Emissions, by Joe Massaro, at energyindepth.org. The fracking boom has created a natural gas boom. Natural gas burns cleaner than coal. As power plants switch from coal to cleaner burning natural gas, CO2 emissions will start to decrease. But this isn’t why natural gas is being used. Natural gas is being used because it is simply cheaper. Lowering CO2 emissions is a serendipity phenomenon of using the cheaper alternative. Markets work.

RICO For Government Climate Deniers, by Paul Driessen, at cfact.org. When the left can’t convince people of its position on global warming, it will use RICO statutes to make you comply with their vision. This is what tyrants do.