“that valuable if unconsidered thing that is one of the two for which civilization was principally originated, which are warmth and dryness...”
Lord Dunsany Up In The Hills
“The MIT Dictionary of Modern Economics calls opportunity cost ‘perhaps the most fundamental concept in economics.’”
Peter Shawn Taylor in Institute for Marriage and Family Canada Review Fall/Winter 2005
“The economist’s definition of scarcity is so broad that practically everything can be called scarce… Even if the air is free, we have limited lung capacity.”
P.J. O’Rourke Eat the Rich
In my latest National Post column I tell Lisa Raitt that to express skepticism about man-made global warming then recoil from your own words with apparent horror is the worst imaginable way to do politics or make policy.