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Europe’s Energy Crisis Should Not Be Emulated in the United States

Europe’s move toward decarbonization 30 years ago has resulted in skyrocketing energy prices, the need for severe conservation, possible rationing that could shut down entire industrial sectors and likely future blackouts.

Sri Lanka: An Unnecessary Tragedy

Sri Lanka’s collapse reveals the painful consequences of ignoring the fundamental realities that govern energy, food production, and human civilization.

Europe’s Energy Worries Grow

Europe’s energy shortages – exacerbated by Russia’s invasion of Ukraine – were originally caused by low wind resources, increased demand from COVID lockdowns, and cut backs of natural gas by Russia. Despite putting Europeans in energy poverty, the EU and UK are keeping to their energy transition rushing into wind and solar power, rather than using domestically produced oil, natural gas, and coal.

The Corruption of the World Health Organization

The WHO’s staff are comfortable with ensuring the people they were charged to support are increasingly impoverished and their rights and health autonomy removed. They are not just resigned to the abandonment of basic public health principles and ethics, but actively working to undermine them.

Ludwig von Mises’s Free Market Agenda for a Postwar Ukraine

Whether at least part of Ukraine survives as a free and independent country when this war ends, or whether that will have to wait until some time in the future, Ukrainians will have to plan for the reconstruction of their economy at some point in the future. The economic policy agenda for such a reconstruction is at least partly at hand, and can be found in the writings of the Austrian economist, Ludwig von Mises.

A New Age of Barbarism

The last two years have revealed to us what we would rather not have discovered, namely that freedom and rights, along with enlightened ideals and good science, are extraordinarily fragile.

Authoritarianism Shrinks Freedom in Canada

If we want to live our lives free, and not under expanding government authoritarianism that harms us, we must advocate freedom and condemn measures like the invoking of the Emergencies Act, and support, if we can, those that challenge them, such as the CCLA or the Canadian Constitution Foundation.

China’s Worldwide Dragnet Forces Fugitives to Return Home

Communist China favors three tactics: threatening families in China, targeting victims outside China by using threatening agents in the target’s country, and kidnapping the people it wants to be repatriated, according to Safeguard Defenders.

Africa Needs Carbon Fuels

It’s time to end environmental colonialism. Let Africa develop – quickly – and they, like people elsewhere, will choose more environmental protection as they grow wealthier.

Why Canadians Embrace Lockdowns and Mandatory Vaccinations

Two years into the pandemic, despite all that misery and the vaccines and treatments now available, polls suggest that over a half of Canadians are still in favor of economic lockdowns and two-thirds approve of mandatory vaccinations. Why?

Capitalism and The Swedish Welfare State

As Ayn Rand observed, a compromise between two opposite principles – such as between freedom and government controls in a welfare state – is never sustainable,