Ignoring Reality

In a natural follow up to the story below, where a bunch of toddlers attempt to pretend something does not exist, the UK government and the BBC pretend something does exist – cheap renewable energy. Christopher Booker writes in The Telegraph: What is the maddest thing going on in Britain today? There may be many competitors …

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So Scary It’s Profitable

A couple of excerpts from Matt Ridley, writing in The Australian: No matter how many scares are proved wrong, the next set of dispatches of doom are treated with the same reverential respect. Remember what the media said about the Y2K computer bug? “This is not a prediction, it is a certainty: there will be serious …

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Fixing Things That Ain’t Broke

With solutions that don’t work. I hope soon to comment on the Murray Darling proposals (costing billions of dollars and tens of thousands of jobs to ‘preserve’ something that never existed until fifty years ago) and SA’s proposed marine parks (costing some 1,000 jobs and approximately $1 billion in lost income from commercial and charter fishing …

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