Monthly Archives: March 2014

Environmentalism & Ideology

Anyone following the environmental movement over the years knows that what drives it is often much more about political ideology than any particular concern with nature, and this article from Commentary notes that. An excerpt. Tom Wilson and Ben Cohen … Continue reading

Posted in Environmentalism, History

Commuter Light Rail Doesn’t Work

Working at home, buses and cars work much better, and that continues to be shown by the recent vote in Portland, as reported by New Geography. An excerpt. In a hard fought election campaign, voters in the city of Tigard … Continue reading

Posted in Environmentalism, Transportation

Metro Areas Investment Income

An interesting article and table (after the jump) from New Geography noting the percentage of income from personal investments, and Sacramento does pretty good. An excerpt. If anything positive can be said for the current tepid economic recovery, it has … Continue reading

Posted in demographics, Economy

Salmon Hatcheries

The differance between hatchery salmon and wild salmon is the same as the differeance between a human child born at home versus in the hospital. Consequently, environmentalists’ lamentations about the loss of salmon are irrelevant when you consider how effective … Continue reading

Posted in ARPPS, Environmentalism, Hatcheries

Bringing Bison Back to Badlands

In a wonderful collaboration, the government and the Oglala Sioux are working on creating a new national park, as reported by PERC. An excerpt. In what may be a huge opportunity for the Oglala Sioux, a Tribal National Park is … Continue reading

Posted in Economy, History, Parks

Water in Our Valley

This article from the Wall Street Journal really captures the predicament all too many people in the Great Central Valley of California find themselves in regarding water. A must read. An excerpt. When Americans think of California, they tend to … Continue reading

Posted in Environmentalism, Government, Water

Urban Villages

They are the latest version of the anti-suburban urban planner’s dream world, but as this article at New Geography notes. An excerpt Imaginary “Urban Villages” Bertaud insists on the importance of cities as unified labor markets. Metropolitan areas will be … Continue reading

Posted in demographics, History