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Is It a Wonderful Life?

Guest essay by Calvin Beisner Chances are you’ve seen the classic movie It’s a Wonderful Life, starring Jimmy Stewart as George Bailey. Bailey has spent decades helping the people of Bedford Falls through the small bank his father founded, struggling to prevent stingy and corrupt Henry Potter from taking over the town. In one scene, […]

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Back to Basics: What the Greens Get Wrong, and How to Set Them Straight

Guest essay by Calvin Beisner The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency justifies its new climate regulations on the claim that the “social cost of carbon” is $40 per ton—i.e., that every ton of carbon dioxide does about $40 worth of harm to the world through the next 286 years. That’s right, 286 years—to A.D. 2300. Imagine […]

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