Recent Opeds & Letters to the Editor

School choice in Texas a matter of civil liberties

In Texas, more than 2,000 students per week are dropping out of public schools — 3 million students during the last two decades.

Dubious Climate Change Certainties

So the UN’s Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change says it is now 95% sure the climate has changed and some of the change is due to mankind.

With Its Soda Tax, Mexico Repeats The Mistakes Of Mayor Bloomberg:If Obesity Could be Outlawed, it Wouldn't be a Problem

By the middle of October, if everything stays on schedule, Mexico's legislators may well prove that they haven't learned a thing from policies that have been tried and failed, from Denmark to New Y

Who is Heather Zichal?

The news on Monday, October 7th, included a notice that Heather Zichal would be leaving her White House job as Obama’s “top adviser on environmental and climate issues.” And I asked myse

Nobel Prize in Economics for asset-pricers

This year's prize goes to three economists who made contributions to the pricing of speculative assets such as stocks.

Five Steps for a Larger Economic Pie

The ongoing battles in Washington over the government shutdown and the debt ceiling are merely symptoms of a raging disease wracking the body politic: terminal government obesity.

The Science Fiction of IPCC Climate Models

The human race has prospered by relying on forecasts that the seasons will follow their usual

We Need Zero Tolerance for 'Zero Tolerance'

When I was a youngster a prize possession of every boy was a set of toy cowboy six-shooters and, if you were especially blessed, a belt and holsters as well.