Tag Archive for Julian Simon

A Few Links For The New Year, It’s Not All Bad

There are many reasons to remain positive. Update: also see: Chart of the (perhaps) greatest and most remarkable achievement in human history In the first link below, note the deaths from war and extreme weather. The biggest shocker of 2013? That…

The Difference Between Simon And Ehrlich

These two quotes pretty much sum up the world-views. Thanks to Bryan Caplan. A potential funeral eulogy from from Julian Simon. “There came to me the memory of reading a eulogy delivered by a Jewish chaplain over the dead on…

Didn’t We Do This Already?

Don’t we get a report like this every generation or so, for the last few centuries? It seems like these kinds of predictions are the modern version of the Mayan Calendar ‘Doomsday’ Date. And is it possible for Malthus’s heirs…

Walter Williams On Population Nonsense

The “over-population” meme may be one of the most pernicious fallacies out there. Definitely click through and read the entire column, it’s brief. Population Control Nonsense – The Freeman – Ideas On Liberty: However, there is absolutely no relationship between…

Boudreaux Channels Simon

D@amned good column in yesterday’s WSJ. Somewhere, Julian Simon is smiling.  Donald Boudreaux: More Weather Deaths? Wanna Bet? – WSJ.com: “Contrary to what many environmentalists would have us believe, Americans are increasingly less likely to be killed by severe weather.…