By Jonathan Bean | Saturday December 12, 2009 at 7:10 PM PST | 4 Comments
With its usual grandstanding, the U.N. calls for developed nations (that’s us) to cut their carbon emissions up to 95%. It’s a nice way to eliminate the entire history of industrialization, human progress and all the attendant problems such as longer lives, better education, and no fear of hunger. Meanwhile, the federal EPA has...
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Tags: Environment, Global Warming
By Robert Higgs | at 11:02 AM PST | 24 Comments
According to an analysis of federal payroll data by USA Today, the federal bureaucracy has flourished during the current recession. Federal employees making salaries of $100,000 or more jumped from 14% to 19% of civil servants during the recession’s first 18 months—and that’s before overtime pay and bonuses are counted. Federal workers are enjoying...
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