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(Don Boudreaux) TweetI oh-so wish that I could truthfully say that I disagree with what Bob Higgs says in this recent Facebook post. But as with nearly all else that Bob has said over the past 50-plus years, I agree in full: I don’t believe that...

(Don Boudreaux) Tweet… is from pages 71-72 of University of Notre Dame philosopher James Otteson’s superb and hot-off-the-Cambridge University Press book, Seven Deadly Economic Sins (2021) (emphasis original): [T]o know whether we are choosing well we need to account for what we are giving up. It is not enough to...

(Don Boudreaux) TweetI fear that Frank Furedi is correct: “The culture of fear has made a lifetime of quarantine look attractive.” A slice: The precautionary principle may have emerged from within environmentalism, but it now pervades all areas of life. It encourages us to feel fearful...

A recent debate between climate optimist John Christy (University of Alabama, Huntsville) and climate pessimist Kerry Emanuel (Massachusetts Institute of Technology), hosted by Russ Roberts of EconTalk, put scientific knowledge on display. As Emanuel, author of the 70-page primer What We Know About Climate Change (MIT Press:...

In their desperation to find a reason for why bitcoin is terrible-bad-destructive-awful and morally reprehensible, the crypto-obsessed authors of the Financial Times blog Alphaville – Jemima Kelly, Jamie Powell, Izabella Kaminska – are quickly running out of good choices. Their latest one is the “environmental FUD”...