Was Iceland off their rocker for sending the bankers to jail, or on to something that America should have done as well? This 2012 article is from American Live Wire, Spt.
Some see markets functioning fine without monopolies and regulators, some see government calling the shots working well. Regardless of who’s right in general and who’s right in particular cases such as taxis, there’s a more basic issue, which is: when […]
Perhaps some things should have one owner — like roads — but what about transport? This 2012 article is from Reason, Spt 28.
When humans want and need stuff, they grab it, heedless of the consequences. While it would do some good to hire game wardens to patrol jungles, it’d probably do much more good to find other ways to supply the goods […]
Some huge swathes of pristine forest remain, but it is no longer suitable for great apes due to the extensive hunting that occurs within to supply the trade in bushmeat. Can humans find economic alternatives to slaughter? This 2012 article is from the BBC, Spt 28.
Senior Editor Fred E. Foldvary applies logic to a damaging environmental problem and to various proposed solutions. by Fred E. Foldvary, Senior Editor, 8 October 2012 “Fracking” or “hydrofracking” derives from “hydraulic fracturing,” a method of extracting oil and natural […]
The academics so enamored with Singapore (and for good reason) were still so American that they could not see their subject clearly — they missed the land. A big reason that the city prospers (it’s prosperous cities that can afford […]
Responding to the overshoot and collapse, Singapore’s leaders crafted solutions — including a tax that some academics miss — that overcame these challenges and produced a successful and sustainable development trajectory. This 2012 article is from the Solutions Journal, September.
It’s easier for most people to get politically active in order to protect their health and lives than to radically advance economic justice for everyone. Still, the underlying assumption of environmental standards is that people have a right to Earth […]
For more than a decade, the chemical companies that made CFCs reacted much like today’s coal and oil companies: They denied the science, attacked the messengers, and predicted economic ruin. But the green movement won at last. This 2012 article is from USA Today, Spt 28.
by Jacob McCleland It cost more to rent an acre of cropland or pasture land in 2012, according to new figures from the USDA. The average cost to rent an acre of cropland in Missouri went up by 4 percent. […]
Even Without Eco-Rights & Land Rights Enforced <b>Coal</b>, the solid fossil fuel, is being undercut by the fossil fuel natural gas, not because gas is cleaner — it’s just cheaper. by Clark Williams-Derry The US Energy Information Administration released new […]
When you share, is it to divvy up surpluses or to avoid the state’s tax on income or on production? What else can rulers tax?
Turn in your colleagues? That’d be hard for many of us but money, lots of it, can make it easy for some of us.
Public Budget Update Student loans, medical costs — worse than ever, but military spending is a bit better. Let’s fix it all?