"He's a snake in the grass, I tell ya guys; he may look dumb but that's just a disguise; he's a mastermind in the ways of espionage." Charlie Daniels, "Uneasy Rider" August 2010 - Posts - TT's Lost in Tokyo

August 2010 - Posts

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A few thoughts on David Korten's "10 Common Sense Principles for a New Economy" by TokyoTom

I refer to David Korten , a Stanford-trained economist, former professor at Harvard Business School, former adviser to the Ford Foundation and the US Agency for International Development. Korten, a prominent critic of corporate globalization and official...
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Mises The Enviro on BP (and ConocoPhillips) by TokyoTom

I just ran across an old post quoting Mises, and some of it seemed quite relevant to my posts on BP (including my post yesterday regading a statement by the CEO of ConocoPhillips that they would not drill in the Gulf of Mexico if Congress eliminated statutory...
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In a shocking moment of honesty, ConocoPhillips CEO says offshore oil isn’t economical without government gifts of limited liability by TokyoTom

I have a number of blog posts up discussing the BP oil well blow-out and the limited liaibility corporate structures and additional oil drilling liability caps that heighten moral hazard in offshore oil drilling. I have just run across a post by another...
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Not that it matters to libertarians, but the conservative National Post says "Global-warming deniers are a liability to the conservative cause" by TokyoTom

Last month the conservative Canadian National Post ran a surprising editorial. It certainly caught me by surprise, and I thought I would share it with you. It is somewhat reminiscent of Jim Manzi's shocking takedown of climate "wingnuttery"...
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Hell and High Water: in the summer of our discontent, has anyone noticed the very strange weather? by TokyoTom

Well, yes, indeed; many have - not the least the Russians experiencing weeks of never-before-experienced hellish temperatures and the Pakistanis with floods covering a fifth or more of their country. We also had floods battering New England , then Nashville...
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Guns, Germs & IP; Or, Is good information not hard to find or socially advantageous to protect? A few thoughts to Stephan by TokyoTom

I've been travelling, so I hope readers will forgive a few late comments on Stephan Kinsella's well-read July 28 Mises Daily post, " The Death Throes of Pro-IP Libertarianism ". I copy below the comments I left on the post comment thread...