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Massive Legislation Based On Junk Science

On Friday, June 26, the House passed a Climate Change Bill that will “require the U.S. to reduce carbon dioxide and other greenhouse gas emissions by 17 percent from 2005 levels by 2020 and by about 80 percent by mid-century.” While some politicians complain that this bill is going too far and worry about the […]

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The Alternative to Non-Discrimination Law

In my previous post I argued that non-discrimination laws were immoral. But you might still wonder what we can do about the many irrational employers who might discriminate in the workplace. Without such laws won’t many employers consider race and sex unfairly? Won’t there be businesses that choose not to hire certain individuals based on […]

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To Hire, and To Befriend. Should Government Have a Say?

Fairness. Individual rights. Equality under the law. These are all things we, as Americans, and more deeply, as human beings, cherish. We have accepted these ideas as moral, virtuous, and something towards which we ought to strive. It was allegedly in the name of these values that President Obama, with a swift stroke of his […]

Averting a Crisis or Causing One?

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Averting a Crisis or Causing One?

In early December of 2008, the California State legislature passed a measure that would attempt to decrease the level of man-made greenhouse gas emissions. Tied together with, and following California’s “landmark” Global Warming Solutions Act of 2006, the measure calls for a 15% reduction of greenhouse gas emissions by 2020 (1990 levels). Among the codes […]

Public Water District Takes On Private Fires

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Public Water District Takes On Private Fires

It seems every year a disastrous fire makes its way through Southern California, scorching earth and leaving hundreds of people without homes. Last year was no different. In October 2008, fires ran the destructive gamut, from earth, to home, to Yorba Linda, CA, where the damage to homes was particularly acute. The public Water District […]