"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" markets - TT's Lost in Tokyo

[Update] Mind Games/Luboš Motl: how an absence of functioning markets means that I'm right, but you're a delusional, neurotic "zealot" by TokyoTom

[Update below] My last piece (on Bret Stephen 's straight-faced but ridiculous dismissal in the WSJ of all concerns about climate change as a "sick-souled religion" and a "nonfalsifiable hypothesis, logically indistinguishable from...

"Worldwatch" enviro group praises moves to water rights and markets in China by TokyoTom

Yingling Liu , manager of the China Program at the Worldwatch Institute , has praised recent steps by Chinese water authorities to clarify rights to water and to encourage water trading as a means to resolve serious issues over the use of water. Here...

Bison and the Theft of the Commons by TokyoTom

[Updated, as noted] [I now view this as my first "Avatar" post. February 15, 2010.] My attention was drawn today to a letter to the editor published by The Property and Environment Research Center (PERC) , an organization of free-thinkers who...