"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" property rights - TT's Lost in Tokyo

Avatar's theme of self-determination proves too subversive and successful in China and is abruptly yanked by censors by TokyoTom

I noted in my previous post - Avatar resonates in China - where standing up for property rights (and against "progress") can be downright subversive - that Avatar had hit a surprising chord in China. Perhaps not so surprisingly. China's...

Evidence of ethical and inethical behavior among bacteria by TokyoTom

See Michael Gilberson , co-blogger with Lynne Kiesling at Knowledge Problem , discussing recent research: " Cooperation and cheating among bacteria ". I think we are beginning to see that ethical issues, that is, "problems" of cooperation...

Avatar resonates in China - where standing up for property rights (and against "progress") can be downright subversive by TokyoTom

It looks as if James Cameron` s Avatar movie - which is seen by many in the West as predictibly shallow, anti-capitalist, anti-imperialist, pro-enviro and racially politically correct - has struck a home-owners` rights chord that is resonating in China...

Strange But True IV: NOAA proves govt CAN learn - and seeks to end tragedy of commons in fisheries by implementing "catch share" quasi-property rights! by TokyoTom

Fellow libertarians, O Cynical Ones, you might be surprised to note that, at least in some cases, it MAY be possible to educate thick-headed and corrupt government bureaucrats and political appointees about the reasons for policy failures, and the government...

Tragedy of the panicked enviro IV: not capitalism, but intensive use of unowned resources is the problem by TokyoTom

This is my third follow-up post to " Grist and the tragedy of the panicked enviro ", where I try to clarify the institutional frameworks for understanding and addressing resource problems, in response to confusion in comments by others. cyberfarer...

Enviro-Trek IV: In which your intrepid reporter boldly discusses "tragedy of the commons" and "property" with corrupted climate scientists and AGW co-religionists! by TokyoTom

Further to my prior posts , here are my more recent comments over at the remarkable RealClimate thread started by climate scientist Gavin Schmidt , to specifically discuss the "tragedy of the commons" paradigm in the context of domestic and...

Strange But True III: In which your intrepid reporter bravely discusses "tragedy of the commons" and "property" with corrupted climate scientists and AGW co-religionists! by TokyoTom

[some snark in the title, reflecting the heat of the fight over the wheel of government ] Further to my prior posts , here is the full list of my comments over at the remarkable RealClimate thread started by climate scientist Gavin Schmidt , to specifically...

Libertarians to lefty-enviros: without community-based property rights, sustainable fisheries are impossible by TokyoTom

Readers from RealClimate , thanks for your visit. Here`s my comment with embedded links: #188 / 245: Neal & Jim, thanks for the references to the successful experiments in Iceland, NZ and the Alaskan pollock fishery to replace the tragedy of the government...
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