"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" enviros - TT's Lost in Tokyo

Dialogue with Stephan Kinsella on the state grant to shareholders of limited liability for corporate torts - a gift that keeps on giving by TokyoTom

Stephan Kinsella , in two recent blog posts, Left-Libertarians on Corporations "Expropriating the Efforts of Stakeholders" and Corporations and Limited Liability for Torts , kindly provided a forum to discuss the issue of the limited liability...

[Update] Another Clear Thinker at Mises warns us about "The vicious lie behind the global warming scare"!!! by TokyoTom

This time it`s David Veksler , with a post on the main LvMI blog , with the title I`ve quoted above. Why is it that so many Mises commentators flee from reason and prefer a fever-pitched focus on strawmen when it comes to addressing environmental issues...

Environmental damage as theft: report by prominent enviros "highlights the need for secure ownership of wildlife resources by poor people" by TokyoTom

Yes, even enviros recognize the importance of clear and enforceable property rights in protecting wlidlife. A new report by TRAFFIC , the wildlife trade monitoring network, and WWF finds that "Well-managed wildlife trade has the potential to deliver...

Thanks, Dr. Reisman; or, How I Learned to Hate Enviros and Love Tantrums by TokyoTom

In my recent post, " Escape from Reason: are Austrians conservatives, or neocons, on the environment? ", I noted two recent posts by George Reisman and Sean Corrigan and wondered whether a significant number of LvMI blog authors and commenters...

April Fools?! WSJ starts an enviro blog! by TokyoTom

"No, your computer isn't misfiring. Welcome to a new Wall Street Journal blog, Environmental Capital." So says the WSJ's announcement of its new blog, which replaces its Energy Roundup blog and, in addition to continue to track daily...

Does Cordato favor carbon taxes? McKitrick's "innovative carbon tax proposal" by TokyoTom

[Snark level - medium] [update below] Austrian economist Roy Cordato is playing at collectivism by bringing favorable attention to Ross McKitrick's "T3" carbon tax proposal on Cordato's blog, Environment NC (hosted by the John Locke...

Bali: Murdoch & 149 Other Top Vile Collectivists/Capitalists Call for Global Poverty ... by TokyoTom

and for a legally binding UN framework to tackle climate change. Just who are these vile collectivists, red enviros, misanthropes, and others caught up in the totally groundless AGW hysteria? [Snark Alert!] Let's go to FOX News - which headlines "Top...

Hysteria from McKinsey: Costs of Reducing U.S. Greenhouse Gas Emissions by TokyoTom

McLinsey released an interesting report on November 30. Details here: http://www.mckinsey.com/clientservice/ccsi/greenhousegas.asp . The summary of the summary? " Consensus is growing among scientists, policy makers, and business leaders that concerted...
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Can Enviros Manage Land? Give ANWR to the Nature Conservancy! by TokyoTom

The NYT has an interesting article up on Nature Conservancy's extensive holdings in the Adirondacks: http://www.nytimes.com/2007/10/29/nyregion/29adirondacks.html?ei=5087&em=&en=8d6ce0f734fb4852&ex=1193889600&pagewanted=all Nothing...

Fighting over the wheel of government by TokyoTom

[update below] Fundamentalist states on an interesting thread : "Most Americans are outright socialists; the rest are socialist sympathizers. They believe that only the government can save them from capitalists." In response, I raised the following...