• John Locke Update

    Unlike climate change, COVID-19 is an actual existential threat

    posted April 8, 2020 by Dr. Donald R. van der Vaart
    The COVID-19 pandemic has readjusted many of our priorities. The country is pulling together for a common goal: to “flatten the curve.” Many are putting their jobs, careers, education, and…
  • John Locke Update

    Green New Deal Relies On Threat Or Use Of Government Force

    posted February 25, 2019 by Dr. Roy Cordato
    As the specifics (and many of the absurd objectives) of Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez’s Green New Deal (GND) have come to light, the common refrain from Democrats who support it is…
  • John Locke Update

    We’ll Always Have…Lower Emissions without Paris

    posted July 12, 2018 by Jon Sanders
    On June 1, 2017, President Donald Trump announced that the U.S. would pull out of the Paris climate accord. The response from media, Democrats, and leftists worldwide was as…
  • Research Report

    Energy Efficiency, Economic Efficiency and The Pretense of Knowledge

    posted October 12, 2011 by Dr. Roy Cordato
    Energy efficiency programs focus on the relationship between one input into the production process, energy, relative to the output generated by that process. This simplistic view makes no consideration for the strong possibility that other inputs -- labor, plastic, steal, copper, glass, etc. -- might actually increase. Economic efficiency, on the other hand, relates total costs to the value of the output that those costs generate.
  • Research Report

    Time for a change: New legislature should realign its positions on environmental issues

    posted February 14, 2011 by Dr. Roy Cordato
    Over the last decade, North Carolina has led the way among southern states in advancing a more extreme environmentalist agenda. The General Assembly's new Republican majority should start anew on environmental issues. Legislators should put environmental policy into the context of the ideas of liberty, personal responsibility, and economic growth that the party ran on last fall.

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