Stimulus for Whom? Trial Lawyers, Mostly.

It is trial lawyers who are trying to cripple the nation’s energy companies through climate change litigation, using the courts to advance immigration policies favored by liberal advocacy groups, and sending massive privacy class action settlement awards to the American Civil Liberties Union and liberal universities instead of everyday victims whose privacy rights were violated.

Subjective Value: Best Story Wins.

Same with Tesla, isn’t it? The company is worth seven times more than GM and Ford combined, not because it built a good business but because Elon Musk is good at getting people’s attention. Customers. Investors. Twitter followers – he’s told them all a good story, and the best story wins. This drives you crazy if you assume the world is swayed by facts and objectivity – if you assume best idea wins.

Julian Simon Believed In People, In Economics, And In Abundance.

One can summarize Simon’s conclusion as “more people are blessings, not curses.” Each person born brings a mouth to feed and hands with which to scratch the ground, but most importantly, each new person brings a mind with which to have new ideas. The key, he argues, is freedom. When free minds are blessed with political and economic freedom, they can accomplish anything.

Our Monetary Future Is Looking Better.

What would you the reader prefer to earn? A J.P. Morgan dollar, a Walmart dollar, an Amazon dollar, a Facebook dollar, or a Federal Reserve Note? Please think about this with Treasury’s oversight of those Federal Reserve Notes top of mind. In 1971 those dollar notes purchased 1/35th of an ounce of gold, while today a dollar buys less than 1/1800th.

Markets Turn Lousy Products Into Great Ones.

We need to produce bad movies, in order to make good ones. We don’t know what will be big (Clerks, for example, cost $27,575 to produce and went on to make millions, launching the career of Kevin Smith) or what will flop (Ghostbusters, released in 2016, cost $144 million to make and is estimated to have lost $50 million)

There Is No “Climate Emergency”.

While climate may have changed for the warmer, most extreme weather phenomena have not become more extreme, more deadly, or more destructive. Empirical evidence directly contradicts claims that increased carbon dioxide has reduced human wellbeing. In fact, human wellbeing has never been higher. Fossil fuels increase biological productivity, halting and turning around reductions in habitat loss

Nevada Bill Would Allow Tech Companies To Privatize Government.

Zone requirements would include applicants owning at least 78 square miles (202 square kilometers) of undeveloped, uninhabited land within a single county but separate from any city, town or tax increment area. Companies would have at least $250 million and plans to invest an additional $1 billion in their zones over 10 years.

COVID Lockdowns Are Just the Beginning. Get Ready For Climate Lockdowns.

Climate alarmists like Greta Thunberg and John Kerry will be salivating at the prospect of using the emissions data to enact their ideas of a methane- and airplane-free future. How dare you refute it! If we can all just stay home for two weeks (which would inevitably become four weeks), it’s worth it to save the planet. Anyone who questions such proposals will be labeled a science denier.

There Are No Experts In The Category For Which We Require Expertise.

When making policy about complex phenomena, politicians can only guess which experts to attend to, and which to ignore. There is no reason to assume that such guesses hit their marks more often than not or, indeed, that they tend to improve the relevant circumstances rather than make them worse. Policymakers do not have access to interdisciplinary experts about complex, multi-causal phenomena. Such experts do not exist. 

Consuming Is Not Mindless Buying Of Stuff. It Is Social Co-ordination Through The Exercise Of Choice In The Marketplace.

On the whole, excessive consumption may not fulfill a Forbes writer’s desires, but it may bring true happiness for some people. People who buy fulfill their economic role of supporting business owners and their local community. To assert that consumers should stop “excessively” buying products assumes away the only social coordination between consumers and producers that facilitates goals and mutually beneficial choices for everyone involved.

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