Environmentalists argue that energy efficiency mandates will save the climate by cutting energy consumption and thereby reducing greenhosue gas emissions. But consumers often take what they "save" through energy effiiciency in one place and "spend" it on more energy intensive products and services elsewhere. Big improvements in efficiency fueled consumers desires for bigger faster cars not better gas mileage. The demand for energy for lighting has exactly offset many-thousand-fold efficiency gains in lighting technologies over the past three centuries. It's a lot cheaper per square foot to heat and cool a house, so consumers build bigger houses. Reason Science Correspondent Ronald Bailey looks at how energy rebound undermines centrally planned energy efficiency.
The cultural views of elite white liberals are not popular with many minorities.
After the Cops Seized Her Car, the Government Waited Five Years Before Giving Her a Chance To Get It Back
In Massachusetts, Malinda Harris argues, civil asset forfeiture routinely violates the right to due process.
We can justifiably hope for normalcy by Independence Day.
The rest of us are out of luck.