Some Links

by Don Boudreaux on January 14, 2013

in Civil Society, Energy, Environment, Growth, Risk and Safety, Science, Seen and Unseen, Standard of Living, Trade, Video, War

In his latest study, “Humanity Unbound,” Indur Goklany explains that

By lowering humanity’s reliance on living nature, fossil fuels not only saved humanity from nature’s whims, but nature from humanity’s demands.

In this 15-minute-long video with Ginni Thomas, my great colleague Walter Williams discusses the Constitution, the growth of government, government debt, and the economy – as well as his friendship with Thomas Sowell.

Doug Bandow wisely counsels us to ignore the neocons’ hysteria over the prospect of Chuck Hagel becoming U.S. Secretary of Defense.

David Boaz wisely counsels us to recall and ponder some wise words from the late historian Parker T. Moon - wise words that I recalled nearly a decade ago upon hearing a conversation in a supermarket.

Terry Anderson wisely counsels those who care about the fate of wild lions to avoid putting their trust in government bureaucrats. Here’s Terry’s closing paragraph:

Since passage of the Endangered Species Act in 1973, 1,232 species have been added to the endangered species list. Of those, 56 have been removed — 28 because they recovered, 18 because they were never endangered, and 10 because they went extinct. Adding the lion to the endangered species list will ensure that it remains on life support provided by impoverished African governments, or possibly increase the number of extinctions to 11. This is neither good foreign policy nor good environmental policy.

Here’s Jim Dorn’s remembrance of Jim Buchanan.

All in one place: David Henderson, Jeff Hummel, and Kevin Grier on Pietra Rivoli’s truly splendid book Travels of a T-Shirt in the Global Economy.  Back in 2009 I quoted from this book.

Matt Ridley on Mark Lynas and genetically modified foods, wind-power, and green orthodoxy.  Great stuff.

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