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Heartland Weekly: UN Misleads About Food Production

September 9, 2019

Week of September 2, 2019

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Ludwig von Mises: 70 Years of Human Action
Richard Ebeling
The Heartland Institute and Future of Freedom Foundation
September marks 70 years since the appearance of Mises’ Human Action: A Treatise on Economics. It stands as a great “classic” of modern economics.

UN Misleads About Food Production
H. Sterling Burnett and James Taylor
Epoch Times
The latest example of the ongoing climate delusion involves overstated projections and fears by the United Nations that has no basis in reality.

The Loser of CNN Climate Debate Was Science
Craig Idso
The Heartland Institute (via CO2Science)
It is almost unbelievable that these proposals are taken seriously and nearly unanimously shared among those seeking the Democratic presidential nomination.

Schizophrenic Colorado Energy Policy
Host: H. Sterling Burnett
Guest: CO State Sen. John Cooke
State Sen. John Cooke says the actions taken by Democrats in Colorado have attempted to disenfranchise the state’s voters, and on energy directly contradicted their will.

Why I No Longer Trust Government Health Care
Host: AnneMarie Schieber
Guest: Dr. Rebekah Bernard
Dr. Bernard, a family physician in Fort Myers, Florida, used to be a liberal who strongly believed government-run health care was best for America. She has changed her mind.

In The Tank Podcast: Ep. 207
Host: Donald Kendal
Guest: Jim Lakely, Justin Haskins
Heartland’s Donny, Jim, and Justin break down the seven-hour CNN Climate Town Hall. The Democratic candidates for president put their totalitarian impulses on full display.

CA ‘Green’ Energy Is Driving Poverty
Ronald Stein
Environment & Climate News
California's energy policies are pushing more of the state's residents into poverty and is contributing to its growing and urgent homelessness crisis.

Climate Change and Idaho: An Assessment
James Taylor
Heartland Policy Brief
Weather and climate data show climate change has had a minimal impact on Idaho. Temperatures have warmed only modestly in recent decades.

Price Gouging Laws Should Be Repealed
Art Carden
Forbes
People are going to need gas, bottled water, plywood, flashlights, and all sorts of other supplies to battle Hurricane Dorian. Gouging laws will make them scarcer.

Court Considers Obamacare Constitutionality
Bonner Cohen
Health Care News
A three-judge panel of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit is deciding the constitutionality of Obamacare after hearing 90 minutes of arguments.

Time to Whack the Endangerment Finding
Tom Harris and Jay Lehr
Watts Up With That
It’s time to defuse the climate scare at its source. The greenhouse gas Endangerment Finding must be given a whack, and sent to the dustbin of history.

Trade War Blues: Let Them Eat Lobsters
Jeffrey Tucker
AIER
Lobster is an interesting and perfect example of how capitalism is forever making a mess of any entrenched sense of what is fancy and what is plain.

ALEC Rejects Climate Action Resolution
James Taylor
Environment & Climate News
A task force of the American Legislative Exchange Council (ALEC) rejected a proposed resolution calling for the “pursuit of American Clean Energy Policy.”

D.C. Charters Want Vacant School Buildings
Kenneth Artz
School Reform News
Washington, D.C. parents are angry over being denied school choice because the district is preventing charters from using empty public-school space.

Fracking Makes U.S. into Global Petroleum Leader
Tim Benson
Research & Commentary
New data released in late August by the U.S. Energy Information Administration (EIA) shows the United States is also now the world’s leading producer of petroleum.

Author
Jim Lakely is the Director of Communications of The Heartland Institute.
jlakely@heartland.org @jlakely