By Aaron Tao | Tuesday September 29, 2015 at 12:15 PM PST | Comments Off on Fossil Fuels Are the Lifeblood of Modern Civilization
“We don’t want to ‘save the planet’ from human beings; we want to improve the planet for human beings.” —Alex Epstein I never thought I would encounter a book titled The Moral Case for Fossil Fuels. After all, in this day and age, it is the politically correct and fashionable trend for activists, media,...
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By Lawrence J. McQuillan | Monday September 14, 2015 at 5:00 AM PST | Comments Off on U.S. Has Less Economic Freedom than Chile, Jordan, or Taiwan
Today the Fraser Institute in Vancouver, Canada, released the 2015 Economic Freedom of the World Report (pdf) and it’s bad news for the United States, where economic freedom is falling. The U.S. ranks only 16th in economic freedom trailing Chile, Jordan, and Taiwan. The EFW Report measures the level of economic freedom in 157...
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By Mary Theroux | Sunday February 20, 2011 at 7:15 PM PST | 5 Comments
On this President’s Day weekend, let us commemorate the record of the best president in U.S. history: John Tyler. A random poll of Americans would draw mostly puzzled looks at the name, but according to Independent Institute Senior Fellow Ivan Eland, in his 2009 ranking of the presidents, Recarving Rushmore, this 10th U.S. president...
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