Category Archives: Resources, Environment and Austrian Economics

The High Cost of Centrally Planning the Global Climate

 This “Follow Us or Die!” routine is a propagandist’s dream of course, but in real life…the burden of proof is on those who wish to use government, since their plan involves using the violence of the state to carry out … Continue reading

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John Deere’s Weird Idea of ‘Ownership’

Property rights are the cornerstone of a free society. They were already under attack long before John Deere started computerizing farm tractors. Usually the attackers are from some level of government, but large corporations are joining the fun…Yet the corporate … Continue reading

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FIP Establishes Dedicated Fund for Indigenous Peoples and Local Communities

Let me provide you an (over) simplified version of how things like this come about, what always happens and why. The broad, catch all moniker is “foreign aid.” Outfits like the World Bank, Inter-American Development Bank, USAID et al declare … Continue reading

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CLICHÉS OF PROGRESSIVISM #47 – “The Solution to Overpopulation Is Population Control”

One wonders why anyone listens to doomsayers who have been consistently wrong in their predictions — not a little off, but way off. I sure learned my lesson well. I bought Paul Ehrlich’s bullshit hook, line and sinker. I was thoroughly … Continue reading

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New video debunks the myth about water usage in beef production

I can’t believe that the mouth breathers that start nonsense like this think we are totally stupid. Water is not “used” in the sense of being created or destroyed. There is a fixed amount of water in the hydrologic cycle. … Continue reading

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Oil Isn’t the Only Thing Crashing

Crashing commodities present a potential warning to complacent equity markets. Take it for what it is worth. It is what you get when you embrace communism–community, commune, communism they all spring from the same root. — jtl, 419 It’s easy … Continue reading

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Correcting Scrooge’s Economics

Economics is commonly confused with business and money. It is only indirectly related to both. It is a “social” science that explains human behavior and how scarce resources are allocated amongst insatiable desires. One can be a good economist and … Continue reading

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Understanding Resources

…oil was not a resource before we discovered how to make petroleum out of it and how to use petroleum for energy. Rather, it was a nuisance and finding oil on one’s property actually lowered the value of that property. It was … Continue reading

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Government Versus the Environment

Government Causes More Harm to the Environment Than Businesses or Individual Citizens Yep, government is the single largest polluter on earth. — jtl, 419 by RUSSELL MADDEN via The Freeman When the subject is the environment, the public perception is that … Continue reading

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The Not So Wild, Wild West

This will be a chapter in a book I am currently editing: “Environmental & Natural Resource Economics: The Austrian View.” I wish I could have lived in those days. — jtl, 419  by Terry Anderson and P.J. Hill The growth of government during this … Continue reading

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