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A few more "delusional" thoughts to John Quiggin on partisan perceptions & libertarian opposition to collective action by TokyoTom

Further to my preceding posts regarding John Quiggin`s post on " Libertarians and delusionism ", I copy below a few of the comments that I left there: TokyoTom November 4th, 2009 at 08:13 | #3 John, thanks for raising the topic more widely....

The Road Not Taken IV: My other hysterical comments on climate science & how Austrians hamstring themselves by TokyoTom

In my initial post, on how Austrians strive for a self-comforting irrelevancy on climate change , I copied my chief comment to Stephan Kinsella . I copy below my other posts and some of the remarks I was responding to on Stephan`s thread , including the...

Ad homs R NOT Us: discussions over rent-seeking necessitate painful wrestling with slippery "cui bono" demons by TokyoTom

My recent post, " Bob Murphy on climate change at Antiwar Radio; a puppet for the "King Coal" hand that feeds him? ", attracted a bit of attention, including some hostile comments from some LvMI community members who thought my comments...

Now Apple Computer leaves! One-track "King Coal" interests insist on steering the US Chamber of Commerce`s climate bus by TokyoTom

The intransigence of a core of coal interests, in the face of a rebellion by firms that support legislative action on climate change, is threatening the status of the US Chamber of Commerce as the premier business council in the US, as now Apple Computer...

Does responding to climate change risks REQUIRE government? by TokyoTom

A reader of Bob Murphy` s recent post on climate science - " TokyoTom Moving the Goalposts? " - queried my views on whether perceptions of climate change problems themselves justified a need to establish government. I copy below my response...

Block/Huebert/Kinsella revisit corporations, beg Qs of grant of limited liability towards persons involuntarily injured and resulting fight to influence state action by TokyoTom

I left the following comment at a recent Mises Blog post by Stephan Kinsella , but the number of links included apparently triggered the spam filter and held up the comment. According, I post it here, so I can re-comment with a cross-link here. Stephan...

"TokyoTom Moving the Goalposts?" Bob Murphy dislikes my criticism of the rush by "skeptics" to print climate science news by TokyoTom

Further to my preceding post, on " Confirmation bias, rent-seeking and the rush to print the latest science "scoop (Linzen-Choi) ", I note that Bob Murphy has kindly put up a new blog post that notes and responds to my comments to him ...

More on self-deception, mirror positions and libertarian reticence on climate policy by TokyoTom

I copy below (with minor changes for clarity) a further comment I made on the piece by Bob Murphy ( "I'm Starting With the Man in the Mirror" ) to which I referred in my prior post . The comment on which I remarking is addressed by one commenter...

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...
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