by Lee Friday The government tells us we must recycle all kinds of stuff: bottles, cans, paper, plastics etc. They say that recycling reduces the number of products made from natural resources, which means more resources are conserved and our energy costs are lower. Superficially, this seems plausible. Surely it is more wasteful to manufacture products […]
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by Mark Perry In 1996, New York Times science columnist John Tierney wrote an article that appeared in theNew York Times Magazine about compulsory recycling titled “Recycling is Garbage.” Tierney’s controversial argument in that article can be summarized as follows: Recycling may be the most wasteful activity in modern America. Tierney wrote, “Rinsing out tuna […]
Stossel examines the wisdom of recycling programs and the sustainability movement.
This profile covers how the communist government built up fear and silenced dissent by the wasting of resources to pour concrete bunkers at a rate of 24 per square kilometer.
Indian River is proposing a 10.5% tax increase for most county residents. But the proposed rate of $5.8 per $1,000 of assessed value for residents of the unincorporated county who live within the emergency services district — all communities except Indian River Shores — is about 10.5 percent higher than needed to generate the same […]
The overlords had a late night and got jiggy with spending other people’s money In what is becoming a common practice, top lawmakers quietly packed $300 million into the state budget for special projects just minutes before signing off on the final $78.6 billion spending plan delivered Tuesday. Money for the projects was negotiated behind […]
Billions if not trillions of tax dollars wasted in Afghanistan by the US government and the exposure of the failure of the drug war in Brazil. VICE on HBO Season Two: Afghan Money Pit & The Pacification of Rio (Episode 1) – YouTube.
The editorial board at TCPalm has shown, once again, they do not have an economic clue. In the latest example TCPalm says the taxpayers are footing All Aboard Florida’s bill. Which bill is that? Well some busybody at the Martin County Property Appraiser wanted to prove they should have a job on the fact that […]
By Paul Henry: How does our economy operate? It depends upon whom you ask. Some believe that opening a business is a matter of having an idea for a good or service, obtaining private financing if needed, and putting that idea to work. Others think the above is not possible without help from the government- […]
TCPalm reporter Alexi Howk has released an investigative report into Saint Lucie County wasting taxpayer funds. Five years after the county eliminated its Cultural Affairs Council and gave $416,537 in taxpayer money to a nonprofit to serve as the local arts agency, most of the money has been spent on overhead with little accomplished and […]