Archive for November 5th, 2008

1933 Redux? »

On the stock markets, corporate share prices have fallen precipitously. Unemployment is rising. Housing construction has declined greatly, and home builders are going bankrupt. Many homeowners are losing their homes to foreclosure or tax sale. Many banks and other financial firms are in trouble, and some have already gone under. Loans are harder to…
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Michael Crichton, RIP »

Crichton, wonderful novelist, scientist, and dissenter from climate change orthodoxy, has passed away at the age of 66. Three years ago, the Independent Institute featured him at an intellectually engaging conference on the politics of environmentalist fear. May he rest in peace.

Plants Have Rights Too! »

The Wall Street Journal recently ran a story on the constitutional rights of . . . green grass, wildflowers, and other flora (“Switzerland’s Green Power Revolution: Ethicists Ponder Plants’ Rights,” Wall Street Journal, 10 October 2008). Soon, my academic web site FreeU will examine the negative impact of “Green” extremism on academic freedom and…
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