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Environment And Energy
What a sorry spectacle! People in the world’s most developed countries turn off their brains and thus are guilt-tripped by environmentalists into turning off their lights for Earth Hour on Saturday. They visit upon themselves the curse of darkness that the poor in less developed countries pray will be lifted with an abundant supply of inexpensive electricity.
I am a critic of subsidies for green technologies. I don't think it is at all certain how efficient technologies like solar and wind power will ever become. I certainly disagree with President Obama's view that we must all be forced to subsidize his favored environmentalist projects.
U.S. House of Representatives, August 8, 2008 -- I am Dr. Edward Hudgins, executive director of The Atlas Society, here in Washington, D.C. Although I’ve testified many times before Congressional committees, I now find myself here on the floor of the U.S. House of Representatives.
May 29, 2009 – House Speaker Nancy Pelosi recently met with Beijing officials to secure international agreement about tighter restrictions on economic activity in order to deal with perceived global warming. Happily, China’s regime over the past three decades has been moving away from its Maoist cult and totalitarian communism and towards more freedom, most notably in its economy. Thus Beijing officials are reluctant to strangle economic freedom and, as a result, slow economic growth with such restrictions.
March 2004 -- What does it mean in practice to hold a philosophy that declares that pristine nature has intrinsic value in itself, and that regards Man and his activities as intrusive threats to the so-called ecological balance?
April 25, 2012 -- On April 17, President Barrack Obama addressed Americans about rising prices of gasoline, now above $5.00 a gallon in parts of the country. In any market economy, the cause of rising prices is that demand for a product has increased relative to the supply of it. Prices come down when demand is reduced or supply increased. That these obvious principles must be repeated is part of the problem we face.
Fall 2009 issue — The vision of the electric car is a totem to the Progressive movement. But is it a realistic vision?
This weekend, the environment—Hurricane Irene, to be specific—took away my electric power. Beginning Saturday night, I had, in my apartment, limited ability to communicate (I couldn’t charge my cell phone at home), read (I didn’t have enough light), cook (most of my appliances are electric), or even bathe (I had no hot water). It reminded me how much I benefit, most days, from the work of my local power company and the people who run it.