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Jim Manzi/Cato: Climate progressives? by TokyoTom

Jim Manzi has just posted the close-out essay in the online forum (at Cato Unbound ) that the Cato Institute has devoted recently to the issues of climate change risks and policy. I alerted readers to the Cato effort and provide comments here , here and...

More on Manzi/Cato on climate by TokyoTom

A few days ago I concluded that Jim Manz i’s lead essay in Cato Unbound's new climate issue exhibited rather weak “libertariarian sinews” . Allow me to note a few additional remarks on Manzi`s arguments. 1. It's clear from Manzi's...

Cato ... takes climate change seriously, and devotes latest online issue to it by TokyoTom

The Cato Institute has dedicated its entire current monthly issue of Cato Unbound , its online forum, to discussing policy responses to ongoing climate change. The issue, entitled " Keeping Our Cool: What to Do about Global Warming ", contains...

Climate change AND the Forest Service's perfect budgetary firestorm by TokyoTom

On a Mises blog thread last year , I noted: controlled burns might of course be useful in some places, especially along the WUI (wildland-urban interface), but Randal O`Toole at Cato has done a good job showing that generally fuel accumulation is not...

More carbon tax advocacy, this time from Jerry Taylor/Cato, in a piece criticizing Pickens' plan by TokyoTom

Jerry Taylor , a senior fellow at the Cato Institute , published a pithy criticism in last week's Financial Post of T. Boone Pickens' plan to get wind subsidies and other favors from Congress; said Taylor: "Virtually every claim made by T...