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Nice Post by David Henderson on "Avatar", property, corporatism & right of natives to live as they please by TokyoTom

David R. Henderson has a nice post up at Antiwar.com , titled "In Defense of Avatar" , in which he takes issue with reviews of Avatar by Reihan Salam and Edward Hudgins . (My earlier comments on Stephan Kinsella`s review of Avatar are here ...

Third-World land theft & the tragedy of the commons: Mother Jones ponders, "Conservation: Indigenous peoples' enemy No. 1?" by TokyoTom

[Post note: Anybody see the movie Avatar? Well that's how native people perceive conservation efforts - as helping governing elites to steal their lands.] The Mother Jones magazine has been running a series of on-line articles which exemplify how...

A few more comments to John Quiggin on climate, libertarian principles and the enclosure of the commons by TokyoTom

I note first that I am reminded by a pithy comment from someone else that, despite the length of my previous post addressing John Quiggin `s post on libertarian delusion , sometimes less is more. Writes commenter "ABOM", in a comment made elsewhere...

John Quiggin plays Pin-the-tail-on-the-Donkey with "Libertarians and delusionism" by TokyoTom

John Quiggin , a left-leaning Australian economist and professor at the University of Queensland, has noted my recent post on the penchant for bloggers and readers at the Mises Blog to attack climate science - are " almost universally committed to...

Not Climate Change Welfare, But Capitalism and Free Markets by TokyoTom

... is what poor countries need. So corrrectly argues Keith Lockitch of the Ayn Rand Institute , in a new article that responds to the agreement, by the delegates of industrialized nations at the December climate change conference in Bali, to activate...

Sophomoric optimism? by TokyoTom

Jon Bostwick agrees on another post that "Man is clever but not wise ("homo sapiens" is a misnomer)", but further comments (emphasis added): "True. But humanity is wise. Men create cultures, economies and law. "Man's...

Ron Bailey of Reason congratulates Al Gore by TokyoTom

[updated] A great new post by libertarian Ron Bailey of Reason here: Congratulations to Al Gore But be wary of the man's proposed solutions for global warming. Ronald Bailey | October 12, 2007 http://www.reason.com/news/show/122960.html 1. Here are...