Posts Tagged ‘environment’

EPChe: An Expensive, Oppressive Agency Gets a Symbol


Tuesday September 25th, 2012   •   Posted by Lloyd Billingsley at 9:25am PDT   •   14 Comments

Susie Goldring, a “management analyst” with the Environmental Protection Agency, recently decided her co-workers needed catch-up on Hispanic culture. So she put together a fact sheet and tacked on a photo of a Che Guevara mural and his slogan, “Hasta la victoria siempre.” When the Che hit the fan, Goldring said she had no…
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Government Needs Volte-Face on Electric Car Incentives


Monday September 10th, 2012   •   Posted by Lloyd Billingsley at 10:51am PDT   •   8 Comments

Electric cars have been around for more than 100 years but now the federal government “incentivizes” them, as politicians like to say. Electric vehicles (EVs) purchased in 2010 or after may be eligible for a federal income tax credit of up to $7,500. (The credit amount varies based on the capacity of the battery.)…
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Quality of Life Is Far Higher in Countries with Greater Economic Freedom


Friday July 1st, 2011   •   Posted by David Theroux at 6:09pm PDT   •   0 Comments

Here is an excellent new video on the relationship between economic freedom and economic and social well-being. The freer a country is, the higher the quality of life and more happiness, including less poverty, more prosperity, longer life spans, cleaner environment, less corruption, lower child mortality, more civil liberties, and less unemployment. Freer countries…
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And Now a Federal Tax on Toilet Paper to Fund Sewer Projects?


Thursday March 24th, 2011   •   Posted by David Theroux at 12:26pm PDT   •   3 Comments

Certain to make the fodder for late night comedians and as a possible boost for the bidet industry, the Omaha World-Herald reports that believe it or not, Omaha Mayor Jim Suttle has launched a campaign to push for a new form of “sin” tax—a federal tax of ten cents for every roll of toilet…
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