In my latest Epoch Times column I write that China’s real environmental record shows how inefficient as well as dangerous dictatorships are. Far from being able to “turn on a dime” to green their economy or do any other praiseworthy thing, they suppress information, ignore costs, and lumber about doing wasteful harm.
In my latest Loonie Politics column I urge Canadians to find their outrage at news that we’re going to keep our vintage CF-18s flying until 2032 instead of getting up-to-date aerial combat capability.
“In one of the famous episodes of both history and historiography, Dexippus rallied 2,000 Athenians to fight the Heruli, but the city had already fallen…”
Edward Luttwak, The Grand Strategy of the Roman Empire
In my latest National Post column I deplore the conventional wisdom that in any showdown between Iran and the West, it is the West that lacks attractive options and must find some face-saving way to give in.
“After more than two thousand years, the mothers of India still frighten their naughty children by telling them that ‘Iskander will get them,’ and Iskander is none other than Alexander the Great…”
Hendrik Van Loon The Story of Mankind
In BOE Report I talk about a website that makes it easy to check Canadian government data for an increase in heat waves in Canadian cities over time… and not find one. If it’s all about the evidence, surely the lack of support for this particular claim should lead people to stop making it.
In my latest Loonie Politics column I urge Doug Ford to put aside populist bluster and take advice from the experts who’ve spoken at our Economic Education Association of Alberta conferences on fixing problems in government by relying on sound ideas.