Tag: sustainability
Fascism Is Efficient, Says Andres Duany, Leading Proponent of “Sustainable Development”

It goes by many names: “sustainable development,” “smart growth,” “transit-oriented development,” to name a few. But development projects built under the banner of “sustainability” share the same elements: high-density residential housing and high-intensity commercial space (so-called mixed use) clustered near capital-intensive mass transit lines surrounded by government-owned “open space” and, increasingly, government-imposed “urban growth...
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A “Smart-Growth” Revolt in California

On June 18, the Larkspur City Council voted unanimously to kill a high-density “smart-growth” development plan for this community of 12,000 people 16 miles north of San Francisco. The plan called for building 39,500 square feet of office space, 60,000 square feet of hotel space, 77,500 square feet of retail space, and up to...
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“10 Reasons to Oppose the Sustainability Movement on Your Campus”

Please see “Sustainability is a Waste”: here. This relates to issues I raised with the Sustainability Scam back in November 2008. See also “Plants Have Rights Too!” Even in hard times, gullible people are willing to give up their money and their freedom to a radical movement that is “anti-rational.” Let’s stop the waste...
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Cash for Clunkers, Obamacare, and Sustainability

Sustainability is a compelling concept these days, although it always seems to be applied to people’s private choices. Meanwhile, everybody knows the federal government has committed to an unsustainable flow of future expenditures. The promises the federal government already has made for Social Security and health care cannot possibly be met. If our legislators...
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The Green Tree has Red Roots: The Sustainability Scam on Campus

“Do not trust the horse, Trojans! Whatever it is, I fear the Greeks [Greens], even bringing gifts.” *** On college campuses, the far Left rarely engages in open debate on the issues of the day. Why debate the other side when you can charge students to support the causes you embrace? The key is...
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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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