Daily Archives: December 6, 2017

Book Review – Tapping Hitler’s Generals: Transcripts of Secret Conversations, 1942-45

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The Climate Change Delusion and the Great Electricity Ripoff

Green Jihad

Benny Peiser talks to Dr. Ian Plimer about his new book, The Climate Change Delusion and the Great Electricity Ripoff. In this interview, Dr. Plimer discusses Australia’s experience with renewable energy sources.

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Shocked: Gasoline Prices Vary Edition

Truth on the Market

From the Attorney General’s Memorandum to the Financial Fraud Enforcement Task Force (HT: Michael Giberson, who is a must read on all issues oil and energy related:

Based upon our work and research to date, it is evident that there are regional differences in gasoline prices, as well as differences in the statutory and other legal tools at the government’s disposal. It is also clear that there are lawful reasons for increases in gas prices, given supply and demand.

See Giberson’s analysis of price gouging laws here.  Michael Salinger, former colleague at the Federal Trade Commission where he was Director of the Bureau of Economics, has one of my favorite lines on the relevant economics.  In writing about the FTC Report on price gouging after Hurricanes Katrina and Rita, Salinger wrote, “as unpleasant as high-priced gasoline is, running out will be even worse.”  Actually, the whole context is…

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#OTD 1933: End of US Alcohol Prohibition