"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" Jerry Taylor - TT's Lost in Tokyo

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On Bob Murphy`s narrow attack on Krugman`s support for the Waxman-Markey climate bill by TokyoTom

I just stumbled into Bob Murphy `s June 8 post at the LvMI Daily site, and submitted a few comments . As it looks like my links prevented my comments from posting, I`ve copied them here (with a few typo tweaks and links added): Bob, I didn`t realize you...

Why does everyone calling for or condemning government "green power" mandates ignore the frustrations resulting from public utility monopolies and regulatory Balkanization? by TokyoTom

The incessant calls for - and criticism of - government-funded/mandated "green/clean power" pork both ignore root causes and potential common ground. As a result, both sides of the debate are largely talking past each other, one talking about...

[Update] Cato's Jerry Taylor: Nuclear power is "solar power for conservatives" and needs "a policy of tough love" by TokyoTom

After decades of loathing nuclear power as the ugly, monstrous child of a big government Dr. Frankenstein, climate-change-fearing enviros like George Monbiot are finally coming around to the relative benefits of nuclear power. This is a welcome change...

In the fight over climate policy, Jerry Taylor of Cato tries to stiffen the spines of the purist enviros (in order to limit the "Bootleggers") by TokyoTom

Jerry Taylor of Cato is one careful observer of the carbon follies who sees the handwriting on the wall for some type of carbon pricing system coming from the Congress during the Obama Administration. Strikingly, in an interesting post up at MasterResource...

Jerry Taylor/Cato fails to fully engage Yglesias' "free-market case for revenue-neutral carbon pricing" by TokyoTom

Along with Roderick Long 's recent Cato Unbound piece on libertarianism and corporatism, Cato hosted a reaction essay by liberal Matthew Yglesias , in which Yglesias made the following side comment: The free-market case for a revenue-neutral carbon...

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...

Why are Republicans unhinged on energy policy? by TokyoTom

In a post of the same title at at NRO , Jerry Taylor and Peter Van Doren of Cato do a great job of demonstrating there is absolutely no relationship between energy policy and national security. However, they forgot to provide the answer to their own question...