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LSE Climate Economics “Expert”: Liar or Stupid?

I report, you decide. I am working on a study for the Fraser Institute that relies on the work of William Nordhaus. Long-time readers of my stuff know the irony of this work, because Nordhaus won the Nobel (Memorial) Prize in 2018 for his pioneering work on climate economics, on the same weekend that the UN released its Special Report on limiting global warming to 1.5C. The irony comes from the fact that Nordhaus’ own work shows that even a 2.5C limit–let alone...

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LSE Climate Economics “Expert”: Liar or Stupid?

I report, you decide. I am working on a study for the Fraser Institute that relies on the work of William Nordhaus. Long-time readers of my stuff know the irony of this work, because Nordhaus won the Nobel (Memorial) Prize in 2018 for his pioneering work on climate economics, on the same weekend that the UN released its Special Report on limiting global warming to 1.5C. The irony comes from the fact that Nordhaus’ own work shows that even a 2.5C limit–let alone...

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Undercutting the Libertarian Case Against Lockdowns

I was disappointed to see this AIER post from Robert Wright, which pointed out numerous reasons that a private business forcing customers to wear a mask could be illegal and immoral. It starts with an allusion to the Galveston bank (remember that all of the state-required mask mandates have been lifted) that apparently called the cops on an older woman who refused to wear a mask. An excerpt: Yes, the bank is a private entity but that doesn’t mean that it can...

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Adventures in Pacifism, Louis CK Edition: Semi-finalists

OK, largely because I can’t think of a simpler way to get my folks in the Bob Murphy Show supporters FB group to vote on this, below I’m listing what I took to be the contenders for the contest I’m sponsoring. First prize gets $100, 2nd gets $50, and 3rd gets $25. (Full details here.) So for those of you in the Facebook group, you have to vote there, on the poll I set up (which should be the reason you are here at this blog post). DON’T vote in the comments...

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BMS Twin Spin

==> BMS ep 131 (in a previous post I erroneously said the Rohan Grey interview was 131, but it’s 130) features Brett Venoitte talking about the Prussian roots of the US educational system. Audio here, video below: ==> Then in BMS ep 132, I talk with Scott Beyer about using free markets to revitalize our cities. Audio here, video below:

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