Roundup 26 April

The Libertarian Calendar from Mannkal. Failed predictions of environmental disaster. Fake news about polar bears turns neurotic Scandinavian schoolgirl into a pinup for the climate loonies. CIS events, see the Mannkal Libertarian Calendar.

A bundle of news from the Global Warming Policy Forum. Electric vehicles in Germany account for more CO2 emissions than diesel ones. German electricity is set to get significantly more expensive in 2019 due to the power grid becoming 8 percent more expensive. The radical Afd party in Germany with climate scepticism on the platform has emerged as the most popular party in the east of the country, overtaking Angela Merkel’s conservatives before finely balanced elections. And more.

Dan Mitchell reports on the public liability for social security in the United States. 42 Trillion in the hole.

The obvious takeaway is that the program is bankrupt.

Indeed, a private pension fund with these numbers would have been shut down a long time ago. And its executives would be in prison for running a Ponzi Scheme.

Politicians won’t put themselves in prison, of course, but they eventually will be forced to address Social Security’s huge shortfall. If nothing else, the so-called Trust Fund (which isn’t a real Trust Fund since it is filled with IOUs) runs out of money in 2035.

Don’t worry, in the long run we are all dead, as someone said.

From the IPA 20 policies to fix Australia.

Alan Moran reviews Climate Hysteria, the massive cost of runaway alarmism.

The Portal to a collection of fellow-travellers

In no particular order. Australian Institute for Progress, The Institute of Public Affairs IPA, the Centre for Independent Studies CIS, The Sydney Institute, Mannkal Economic Education Foundation, Quadrant On Line, The Australian Taxpayers Alliance, Tim Blair, Andrew Norton, the classical liberal in Carlton, Rite-ON admirable Queensland activists!, The Menzies Research Centre, Jim Rose Utopia You Are Standing in It. LibertyWorks. On Line Opinion.

Overseas. Spiked, Cato Institute, Competitive Enterprise Institute, Dan Mitchell, The Last Refuge.

Climate. Viv Forbes Carbon Sense, Watts Up With That?, Jo Nova, The Global Warming Policy Forum, Global Coal Plant Tracker, Tony From Oz, Paul Homewood, Climate Depot, Wodfortrees – do your own graphs and regressions! New – The Five Dock Climate Realists You Tube collection.

Education and Culture. Quillette. Heterodox Academy. Accuracy in Academia, Intellectual Takeout, Institute for Humane Studies.

For Nerds. Rafe’s website, Critical Rationalist Blog, My bookstore.

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3 Responses to Roundup 26 April

  1. stackja

    Dan Mitchell reports on the public liability for social security in the United States. 42 Trillion in the hole.

    The obvious takeaway is that the program is bankrupt.

    Indeed, a private pension fund with these numbers would have been shut down a long time ago. And its executives would be in prison for running a Ponzi Scheme.

    Politicians won’t put themselves in prison, of course, but they eventually will be forced to address Social Security’s huge shortfall. If nothing else, the so-called Trust Fund (which isn’t a real Trust Fund since it is filled with IOUs) runs out of money in 2035.

    Don’t worry, in the long run we are all dead, as someone said.

    FDR assumed no one would live to get the payment. Better standards. People living longer, now!

  2. Cynic of Ayr

    The Scandinavian School Girl doesn’t debate. She doesn’t take serious questions. She explains nothing. She has no answer to the problem she purports to know everything about – at 16. She dresses like she was 8, which is part of the plan.
    She doesn’t do interviews. She’s allowed to speak, led into areas by the interviewer.
    She’s an impulsive. She has been tooled into taking Climate Change as her impulsion.
    She talks. Fools clap and cheer, and she moves on, creating tonnes of CO2 in the process.
    She’s one of the Skeptic’s greatest assets.

  3. classical_hero

    It seems no matter how many times they make predictions about the climate and get it wrong, they just double down as if the failure never happened.

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