Developmental Economics

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Whose Supported Policies Kill More People: ISIS…or Greenpeace?

Approximately 200,000 people have died due to global terrorism in the last 10 years. During the same time, many millions of people (mostly women and children) have died due to policies promoted by Greenpeace and other “green” organizations (e.g. anti-DDT, anti-golden rice, anti-fossil fuel). I’ve said it before…I don’t really care where our energy comes […]
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Sixpence None the Richer

Ever dreamed of living like royalty? Count your blessings: If you can afford this magazine (WORLD, where this article was originally published), you’re already much better off economically than most kings ever were. Reginald Labbe, an English farmer better off than most in his time, died in the year 1293. His will listed the following […]
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Climate Change’s Great Legacy: International Wealth Redistribution

A $Trillion here, a $Trillion there—pretty soon you’re talking real money. No, I’m not talking about the U.S. national debt, now at over $18 trillion. That’s a very bad thing that threatens to impoverish our children, grandchildren, and great-grandchildren. I’m talking about the $Trillions being demanded by developing-world countries from rich countries (primarily the United […]