Spinning faster than windmills …

bobmcgee

Filched from Steven Hayward, Power Line

International climate talks are a sideshow designed to keep politicians and bureaucrats busy, and the shallow, superficial climate campaign happy and engaged.

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News out of Europe yesterday is that the EU has adopted an ambitious greenhouse gas emission reduction target, calling for a 40 percent reduction in GHG emissions by the year 2030. But the announcement was larded with lots of talk of “flexibility” and contains so many contradictory elements that it is clear this is not serious. My favorite condition is this one:

A 27% renewable energy target that is binding at an aggregate European level but voluntary for individual member states.

In practice what this means is: Let Germany do it. They’re dumb and rich enough to keep subsidizing this nonsense. And why not? Germany is sticking it to the rest of the Euro-zone economies with its de facto domination of…

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Hayek on the principal flaw of neoclassical economics

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Urban myths exposed

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One World Trade Center is finally open for business. All 12 years of construction in one gif!

https://twitter.com/HistoricalPics/status/529417196670558208

The Michigan Deposit Bottle Scam

Video: Raising the Minimum Wage is a Bad Idea

New video for the FreedomWorks video series.

#RealTalk

On one of my pet issues: the minimum wage.

Raising it is a really bad idea.

Stop hurting people.

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Hayek on evidence-based policy

We know: of course, with regard to the market and similar social structures, a great many facts which we cannot measure and on which indeed we have only some very imprecise and general information.  - Friedrich Hayek

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Wellington City Council builds inner city children’s sandpit next to red-stickered buildings marked for collapse in next earthquake

The door to hell, courtesy of Soviet era oil and gas drilling

Policy bubble alert: R&D is an investment and like all investments, it must be cost justified

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