Sam Staley | Thursday March 3, 2016 at 8:56 AM PST | Comments Off on The Big Short’s Oscar Win and Capitalism in Film
My blogging colleague Bob Murphy did a nice job of reviewing The Big Short in January, but the film is worth revisiting in light of its Academy Award win for best adapted screenplay. Nominated for five awards, including Best Picture and Best Director, with fine acting by all the principals in the star-studded cast,...
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Tags: capitalism, ethics, film, free enterprise, Great Recession, Hollywood, Integrity, Jurassic World, Michael Crichton, Steve Carrell, The Big Short, Wall Street
David J. Theroux | Saturday November 28, 2009 at 3:03 PM PST | 10 Comments
With the Climategate revelations, momentum is definitely building against the credibility of the climate doomsday mongering, but will it be enough to derail the juggernaut for global warming statism? As the Wall Street Journal has noted in its November 27th editorial, “Rigging a Climate ‘Consensus’”: The furor over these documents is not about tone,...
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Anthony Gregory | Wednesday November 5, 2008 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