Malthusian Ideology, Phony Scarcity

On The Impossibility Of Electrifying Everything Using Only Wind, Solar And Batteries

Two More Contributions By Francis Menton | Manhattan Contrarian | January 17, 2022 My post on Friday highlighted the work of Ken Gregory, who has attempted to quantify the costs of fully electrifying the U.S. energy system using as sources only wind, solar, and batteries. My post got circulated among my excellent colleagues in the CO2 […]

Wikipedia 2122: The Great Covid Madness

By John Ellwood | TCW Defending Freedom | January 15, 2022 THE period 2020-2022 is remembered as the Great Covid Madness. History has witnessed many periods of mass hysteria including plagues of dancing, witch trials, alien invasion and ghostly apparitions, not to mention the Seattle Windscreen Pitting Epidemic. However, it is likely that the hysteria witnessed […]

What Is The Great Reset?

By Michael Rectenwald | Principia Scientific International | January 13, 2022 The following is adapted from a talk delivered at Hillsdale College on November 7, 2021, during a Center for Constructive Alternatives conference on “The Great Reset.” Is the Great Reset a conspiracy theory imagining a vast left-wing plot to establish a totalitarian one-world government? […]

Is this the end of progressive America?

BY JOEL KOTKIN | UNHERD | JANUARY 4, 2022 Over the past several decades, the progressive Left has successfully fulfilled Antonio Gramsci’s famed admonition of a “long march through the institutions”. In almost every Western country, its adherents now dominate the education system, media, cultural institutions, and financial behemoths. But what do they have to show for […]

Why lockdown and climate policies are doomed to fail

By P. Onocrotalus | TCW Defending Freedom | December 31, 2021 CLIMATE change and coronavirus lockdown policies have diametrically opposite approaches to valuing life in the present and the future, yet they are both enthusiastically endorsed by state bureaucracies around the world, not least in the United Kingdom. Have they something in common in spite […]

High Energy Costs the Christmas Gift of ‘Green’ Politicians

By Vijay Jayaraj | RealClear Energy | December 29, 2021 The coming cold of winter is being paired with “green-inspired” energy policies that have created higher energy prices and fuel shortages. Historically, winters have been big killers. But centuries of innovation made us more resilient to the cold as we fully utilized the naturally available […]

Complaint to Ofcom

Source: BIT By Laura Dodsworth | 21st December 2021 Dear Melanie Dawes, We are writing to alert you to a broadcast license complaint we have made about Sky UK. Our complaint concerns a partnership between Sky and Behavioural Insights U.K., Known as the Behavioural Insights Team (BIT), a limited company partly owned by the Government. […]