"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" Rob Bradley - TT's Lost in Tokyo

WSJ: In DC at the Economic Club, Exxon CEO Rex Tillerson again proposes a straight, rebated tax on carbon emissions (OR, climate policy gamesmanship & the importance of being earnest) by TokyoTom

Exxon CEO Rex Tillerson has done it again*, by proposing in a speech on October 1 in Washington, D.C. that the U.S. shelve cap-and-trade legislative approaches to managing greenhouse gas emissions in favor of direct carbon taxes that are rebated to consumers...

Bob Murphy spins shallow "Blockbuster study" by coal lobby on cap and trade bill by TokyoTom

The coal- and utility-funded "free-market think tank" Institute of Energy Research has a just released another study that tells us the obvious about the regressive consequences of the Waxman-Markey cap-and-trade bill and the benefits likely...

Confirmation bias, rent-seeking and the rush to print the latest climate science "scoop" (Lindzen-Choi) by TokyoTom

Since I`m in Tokyo and deprived of Bob Murphy `s enviable access, via talk radio , to cutting-edge climate science, I thank him using his blog to bring it to the attention of his audience (which occasionally includes me). Says Bob (emphasis added): Chip...

Fun with Self-Deception and Rent-Seeking: Bob Murphy's "Man in the Mirror" by TokyoTom

Robert Murphy , Austrian school economist and blogger , is in my book a remarkably thoughtful and insightful commentator on current economic issues, even as I find some of his arguments on climate policy and energy to be shallow . Bob`s balance and relatively...

Fun with Partisanship and Self-Deception: the climate follies and Rob Bradley by TokyoTom

Political scientist and climate commenter Roger Pielke, Jr. and scientist and Climate Progress blogger Joe Romm had a heated little spat last month, with both trading accusations of lies and bad faith . When I left comments with each suggesting that the...

Thorough defense by Joe Romm of Waxman-Markey against "carbon tax + dividend" James Hansen; where is "Principled Entrepreneurship" Bradley on fat subsidies for coal? by TokyoTom

Joe Romm `s defense of Waxman-Markey against climate scientist James Hansen (who prefers rebated carbon taxes and a faster phase-out of coal) is effective and worth a read. Notably, however, Romm makes no attempt to justify all of the pork now in the...

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...

Bob Murphy, the Heritage Foundation and "green jobs" - ignore coal! We only pay attention to rent-seeking from greens/the left by TokyoTom

Bob Murphy has recently noted that he is busy at work, doing yeoman`s work in fighting the good battle against stupid "green" or "clean" jobs that the Obama administration and some enviros are pushing. This is fine as far as it goes...

More on Boone Pickens and power regulation in Texas: in which I test whether Rob Bradley/Master Resource is still blocking my posts by TokyoTom

Here`s Bradley`s post, A Texas-Sized Energy Problem: Republicans, Democrats, and ‘Baptists & Bootleggers’ Running Wild in the Lone Star State (Obama sends his thanks) . I left a short note wondering how Bradley could have made it through...
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