Category Archives: property rights

Dealing with the most important issue of our times

It’s not the first time I’ve brought this up. The first time was in 2014: Airplane etiquette. There in part I wrote: I can understand the fury of anyone already crammed into an economy seat having what room there is … Continue reading

Posted in property rights | 49 Comments

No rest for the acquitted

Trump Opens National Monument Land to Energy Exploration. WASHINGTON — The Trump administration on Thursday finalized plans to allow mining and energy drilling on nearly a million acres of land in southern Utah that had once been protected as part … Continue reading

Posted in Mining, property rights | 11 Comments

Scold of The Year wants tax increase, ad bans, lolly crack-down

Australian of the Year calls for sugar tax to fight diabetes-caused blindness. Dr Muecke said a tax on sugary drinks must be on the table as part of efforts to prevent and manage type 2 diabetes – which afflicts at … Continue reading

Posted in property rights, Taxation | 41 Comments

News from Tolga and Jo Nova on fire. Update, a new paper from Judy Curry. And why CO2 is not the climate control knob

Our man in Tolga (north Queensland) has written to the local press on the absurd green tape tying up farmers. QUOTE The ever-tightening regulatory stranglehold on farmers by governments “for the health of the Reef (The Express, 21/8) is based … Continue reading

Posted in Global warming and climate change policy, property rights, Rafe, Take Nanny down | 18 Comments

What is the legal and ethical answer?

Let me see if I can put my point in reply this way. Suppose I start up a blog on some platform and it runs for a few years. Then suppose whoever runs the blog’s platform decides that they do … Continue reading

Posted in Media, property rights | 68 Comments