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Here are last week's most popular columns:

The Clarity of False Choices: How Obama's rhetorical tricks mislead the public, by Jacob Sullum (12/16)

Whole Foods Health Care: Organic-foods magnate John Mackey talks about his controversial health care proposals, why he was investigated by the feds, and "conscious capitalism," by Matt Welch & Nick Gillespie (12/15)

The Green Jobs Delusion: Ronald Bailey's fourth dispatch from the Copenhagen climate conference, by Ronald Bailey (12/17)

Chicago's Thick Blue Wall: The Windy City's notoriously aggressive police department fights for less accountability, by Radley Balko (12/14)

Hide the Decline: Why government-funded scientists should release their documents, by David Harsanyi (12/16)

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  1. Questions over business deals of UN climate change guru Dr Rajendra Pachauri
    The head of the UN’s climate change panel – Dr Rajendra Pachauri – is accused of making a fortune from his links with ‘carbon trading’ companies.

    Although Dr Pachauri is often presented as a scientist (he was even once described by the BBC as “the world’s top climate scientist”), as a former railway engineer with a PhD in economics he has no qualifications in climate science at all.

    What has also almost entirely escaped attention, however, is how Dr Pachauri has established an astonishing worldwide portfolio of business interests with bodies which have been investing billions of dollars in organisations dependent on the IPCC’s policy recommendations.

    These outfits include banks, oil and energy companies and investment funds heavily involved in ‘carbon trading’ and ‘sustainable technologies’, which together make up the fastest-growing commodity market in the world, estimated soon to be worth trillions of dollars a year.

    Today, in addition to his role as chairman of the IPCC, Dr Pachauri occupies more than a score of such posts, acting as director or adviser to many of the bodies which play a leading role in what has become known as the international ‘climate industry’.…..hauri.html

  2. What??? No Suderman???

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