Friday , April 20 2018

Potpourri

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==> David Gordon reviews the Independent Institute’s collection on Pope Francis. I wrote the Concluding essay. David included this zinger from me: Murphy answers alarmism about “climate change,” another feature of the Pope’s encyclical. Drastic restrictions on production are defended as “insurance” against an environmental catastrophe. Murphy responds: “Yet if the proper justification for aggressive climate change policies is insurance for unlikely events ‘just in case,’ then it should be clear that the public has been misled all this time. Nobody sells a homeowner fire insurance by saying, ‘We can see the ravages of the fire on your property as we speak!’” (p.218) ==> Not sure if I already mentioned: My latest article in the Journal of Private Enterprise, on the

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==> David Gordon reviews the Independent Institute’s collection on Pope Francis. I wrote the Concluding essay. David included this zinger from me:

Murphy answers alarmism about “climate change,” another feature of the Pope’s encyclical. Drastic restrictions on production are defended as “insurance” against an environmental catastrophe. Murphy responds: “Yet if the proper justification for aggressive climate change policies is insurance for unlikely events ‘just in case,’ then it should be clear that the public has been misled all this time. Nobody sells a homeowner fire insurance by saying, ‘We can see the ravages of the fire on your property as we speak!’” (p.218)

==> Not sure if I already mentioned: My latest article in the Journal of Private Enterprise, on the removal of the 1970s price controls on crude oil. Some good stuff in here (for real); not just for wonks, but especially if you’re an economics professor, check it out. Friedman admitted he had misstepped, for example.

==> You heard it here first: I’m telling you people, I smell a rat with this dark matter stuff. They are inventing 95% of the mass/energy of the universe that is unobservable, in order to reconcile observations with their pre-existing framework. Nope.

==> Richard Ebeling on Mises the man, the myth, the legend:

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Christian, Austrian economist, and libertarian theorist. Research Prof at Texas Tech and author of *Choice*. Paul Krugman's worst nightmare.

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