Last week The Cato Institute hosted a very interesting event dedicate to genetic engineering, event which I have yet to watch, but I am convinced that it will be a very interesting discussion.
Here is the link to the event:
This post is quite hilarious, given that we are talking about two of the worst populists politicians which are unfortunately always given far too much visibility in the media these days.
Donald Trump and Bernie Sanders, two great buffoons who know little to nothing about economy. And there are people who would really like to see them in the White House. Really?
The article is a quick read, and it is a stark reminder that most politicians understand nothing of economics. And they would like to become those in control of economic policies, when elected. Heavens forbid.
A nice article which shows how the German government has cornered itself by hastily shutting down an important number of nuclear power plants due to the tsunami scare in Japan (as if Germany is subject to tsunamis, right Ms Merkel?).
It’s interesting to read now Sigmar Gabriel being concerned about economic matters, when all he has done has been to push for more unreliable “green renewables” to come online in Germany. Gabriel now says:
“When we’re talking about the future of coal I would advise being less ideological about it and to focus more on climate goals and the economic consequences”
Funny backtrack, isn’t it? I would not be surprised if the remaining nuclear power plants will be left running, and the one who have been stopped will be brought back online in the future.
Moreover, Gabriel confirms the use I make of the term “unreliables” when referring to the “green renewables” such as wind and solar:
“We need to be aware of what is needed to have a stable energy supply”
Oh well, Herr Gabriel, have you figured it out just now?
Article well worth reading.
I have always been convinced about our need for GMOs, both in medicine and in the food and agricultural field. There are many examples of why this is the case in this great presentation from Dr. Amanda Maxham of the Ayn Rand Institute.
In this 45 minutes presentation Dr. Maxham makes very good points on why innovation in genetics and genetically modified organisms is important for us and for our children’s future, knowing full well that you cannot stop the advancement of technology. Very much worth watching.
I have come across, by pure coincidence, a truly remarkable speech by Ayn Rand from 1970, where she had already seen in the future we are living in now.
This lady had amazing powers of observation, and in the initial part of this speech she describes a dystopian world which, for some, is almost like today. Unfortunately.
Truly worth listening to, time will fly very fast, though some bitter taste will remain in your mouth, if you really care for what’s at stake here.
Thanks to Ayr Rand Institute’s Keith Lockitch and Amanda Maxham for the “thank you” to “the nearest, grimiest, sootiest smokestack” they had in this good podcast, also worth listening to. They are responsible for introducing me to this Ayn Rand’s speech, and I am very thankful for this.
ZeroHedge is always very much famous for its catastrophism, particularly in the field of energy, their reports on nuclear are always very entertaining for the many mistakes they always purport as reality.
This time though they report on the natural gas leak in the San Fernando valley in northern Los Angeles, a leak which has been going on for many days now, and is proving a difficult challenge to solve for the technical staff there.
I disagree vehemently with the view that it’s such a catastrophe, if anything as there have been NO casualties, unlike the Deepwater Horizon platform accident where 11 men perished.
Worth reading though, with a nice infographic on the plan to resolve the situation and a great infrared video taken from above the area, impressive!
Another very interesting interview on the Tom Woods Show, with guest Dr. Patrick Moore, one of the founders of Greenpeace.
Dr. Moore explains the evolution of the group he funded back in the 1970s, and the reasons that led him to leave a group that had become way too politicized for his liking.
Tom Woods is a famous person in the libertarian and Austrian Economics circles.
This time Tom ventured in a bit of a different domain than his normal one, and had as guest Dr. Judith Curry, a famous scientist in the “climate change” debate, who has been labeled a “heretic” for her dissenting views to the mainstream.
A good interview, not technical and very enjoyable for anyone.