Taxpayers Eat Another Solar Energy Flop

Looks like another federally backed solar energy plant has gone bust. Bloomberg News reports, “A $1 Billion Solar Plant Was Obsolete Before It Ever Went Online.” In 2011 the $1 billion [Crescent Dunes] project was to be the biggest solar plant of its kind, and it looked like the future of renewable power. Citigroup Inc. and other financiers … Continue reading Taxpayers Eat Another Solar Energy Flop

Why Bernie Sanders’s Populism Is a Threat to Economic Freedom

While Sanders portrays his vision as moving the US economy closer to Scandinavian socialism, which in reality is better characterized as free-market capitalism with a large transfer sector, there is reason to believe that his election would move the country in the direction of left-wing Latin populism. What is Populism? According to Kirk Hawkins, director … Continue reading Why Bernie Sanders’s Populism Is a Threat to Economic Freedom

Why Young Americans Shouldn’t Count on Social Security

Ponzi and pyramid schemes are defined as fraudulent investing scams that promise high returns with little risk to investors. In order for these types of schemes to work, an influx of new investors is needed for the funds to be available to pay the old investors. When someone claims that their social security benefits are … Continue reading Why Young Americans Shouldn’t Count on Social Security

Let Americans Test for Coronavirus If You Want to Contain It

After suffering from the initial outbreak of the novel coronavirus (COVID-19), China appears to have succeeded at turning around its spread through the use of highly coercive measures such as widespread home confinement of both healthy and sick persons. Can societies with more individual liberty match its success without losing their character? South Korea, a more … Continue reading Let Americans Test for Coronavirus If You Want to Contain It

AOC’s Green New Deal Ignores Scientific Facts and Basic Economics

Democratic Congresswoman Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez recently gave an impassioned pitch for her “Green New Deal” on the floor of the US House of Representatives. After stating that her opponents were misrepresenting the legislation, she read the full text of it into the Congressional Record and claimed that the reason it is “so, so controversial” is “because … Continue reading AOC’s Green New Deal Ignores Scientific Facts and Basic Economics

Why the Carbon Tax Would Backfire on America

Go here to tell Congress to kill the "Green New Deal!" ----- Several members of Congress have floated different carbon tax bills in recent days, some of which have both Democratic and Republican sponsorship. But marginal bipartisan support for enacting a new tax on American families and businesses doesn’t make it good policy.   Different models … Continue reading Why the Carbon Tax Would Backfire on America

Here Are 4 Outrageously Insane Climate Proposals

Go here to tell Congress to kill the "Green New Deal"! ---- Judging from the much-hyped and widely mocked speech by Swedish teen activist Greta Thunberg at the United Nations earlier this week, it’s clear that some young people are convinced that the world will soon end unless we do something drastic. “You have stolen … Continue reading Here Are 4 Outrageously Insane Climate Proposals