Articles Tagged: energy markets

Environmentalists Promote Poverty and No Economic Growth

There is a long history demonstrating that free trade promotes economic growth and that as nations move up the economic latter and become wealthier they invest more in environmental protection. Opposition to the Trans-Pacific Partnership is very short sighted. The basic objective of the agreement is to remove barriers to trade, improve investment opportunities, and […]

Exposing the Fraud

The Steyer Next Gen Climate campaign is built on a misleading foundation that uses climate change to mask an extreme environmental objective that is its anti-fossil fuel agenda. Candidates can expose this with a few indisputable facts and that could produce a backlash against NextGen and its leadership. In the 1960s, the late historian Daniel […]

A Martian Looks at Climate Negotiations

An interesting mind game involves thinking about what a Martian would think if he/she came down and observed the activities in Lima at this year’s COP.  It doesn’t take much a stretch of the imagination to conclude that upon returning to Mars, he/she would report that there doesn’t appear to be intelligent life on earth. […]

Disinvestment: Political Correct Hypocrisy

The so-called “disinvestment” movement fails to meet any standard of moral legitimacy. Disinvestment sounds powerful but if those who have joined the campaign meant to sell their holdings in fossil energy companies, why didn’t they say that they had done so? If the goal is to discourage others from investing in those companies, then arrogance […]

Are Energy Sanctions Working?

The history of sanctions is mixed at best. They have not worked on Cuba or North Korea. They worked too well against Japan, leading to World War II and it is unclear whether they will lead to productive negotiations with Iran. In the short run, there is no evidence that the targeted sanctions against Russian […]

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