By Robert Higgs | Wednesday November 5, 2008 at 7:54 PM PST | 6 Comments
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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Tags: American History, Economics, Elections, Politics, The State
By Anthony Gregory | at 10:41 AM PST | 0 Comments
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.
Tags: Michael Crichton
By Jonathan Bean | at 7:33 AM PST | 1 Comment
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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Tags: Education, Environment, green politics, higher education, sustainability