Monthly Archive: April 2011

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Green subsidies and social change theory

Subsidies slow green energy growth Advocates for green energy investment gloss over a few important points: Job creation is not synonymous with wealth creation, government investment is another form of corporate welfare and government investment is usually, if not always, inefficient. I love the false dichotomy of vote or do...

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Wednesday Links

I’ve lagged on original commentary and writing, I’ll correct that soon. In the meantime, links! Who’s the extremist? And so it goes. The Democratic mayor of Washington, Vincent Gray, called on citizens to “fight back against oppression.” What oppression, you ask? Riders to the 2011 federal budget would end taxpayer...

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Monday Links

Peter Thiel on alternatives to the higher education bubble Like any good bubble, this belief– while rooted in truth– gets pushed to unhealthy levels. Thiel talks about consumption masquerading as investment during the housing bubble, as people would take out speculative interest-only loans to get a bigger house with a...