Three Cheers for Volkswagen

By deceiving the EPA, the firm delivered cars that customers wished to buy. They deserve a medal; or so reasons today's Zero Governmenr Blog. Enjoy!

A Riot Broke Out and No One Was Surprised

Effective prison riots are reviewed in this C4SS Feed 44 video.

Do You Have a Right to Discriminate?


In this AdamKokesh video, the libertarian discusses the concept of discrimination with an everywoman on the street.

Obama's "$2500" price drop for health insurance became a $4865 increase

Zerohedge reminds us that when government promises something, it pays to remember Ringo's Law: "Everything government touches turns to crap."

Rival Gods

We're familiar with the State being the enemy of the market, but the Pope's present visit to America is exposing the fact that the Church is also its enemy; or at least, his Roman Church. Today's Zero Government Blog explains how, in Bogus Pope, Bum Steer. Enjoy!

Meet the Man Building Elon Musk's 760 MPH Hyperloop

The CEO of the company building the Hyperloop is interviewed in this ReasonTV video.

Five Questions ("Government on Trial")


In this Larken Rose video, the libertarian asks five questions that statists cannot answer coherently.

Scientists Ask Obama To Prosecute Global Warming Skeptics

Having just read Mark Steyn's "A Disgrace to the Profession" (see my previous blog entry) I was even more horrified than I otherwise would have been to see that the cabal of "the science is settled" climate scientists (20 of them, in this case) is asking Obama to use the RICO act against their critics. I've written about the corruption that government involvement brings to science (and to everything it touches), but this is a new low.

Regulation Red Herring

The myth of an unregulated market is destroyed in this C4SS Feed 44 video.

A Disgrace to the Profession

That's the title of Mark Steyn's newest book -- although Steyn wrote probably less than 10% of it, since it's mostly a compendium of long quotations by scientists from all over the world, including Nobel Winners. Topic? Climate scientist Michael Mann, who -- as a newly-minted Ph.D. -- published the infamous and now thoroughly discredited "hockey stick" climate study in 1999. More recently, Mann was foolish enough to sue Steyn for libel, and this book is "Volume 1" (so the cover proclaims) of Steyn's response.
Wow. Page after page of climate scientists, physicists, and others -- each with his or her credentials and various positions, awards, etc. listed -- many who believe in global warming but hate what Mann and others have done to science -- on the topic of not only the error-prone, poorly conceived, and often outright fraudulent "science" that Mann has been putting out, but also on his character and personal behavior in regards "deniers" (anyone who questions him or points out his mistakes), on the horrific corruption of peer review, of scientific journals, and of science itself.
I didn't read the famous hacked email dump on the topic from 2009, but bits of many of those emails, and commentary by scientists about them, show up here. In all, this is a most incredible volume, just destroying Mann and his small group of fellow conspirators (a characterization that those emails and this book amply justify). I also read the Wikipedia page on Mann, and the self-serving, hide-the-truth nature of that page really leaps out after having read Steyn's book. 
Both educational and huge fun -- my wife is enjoying the book also -- A Disgrace to the Profession is something no scientist and no honest person of good will should miss, regardless of their politics or views on global warming.

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