Day: March 9, 2017

The United Nations Convention on Global Warming

The United Nations Convention on Global Warming The United Nations Framework Convention on climate change came into force on 21st March 1994. Signed by over 160 countries in 1992, it set the agenda for action to slow and stabilize climate change. The signatories to the convention…

How Property Rights Solve Problems

essay: How Property Rights Solve Problems Should restaurants allow smoking or not? Should schools teach evolution or intelligent design or both? Should insurance companies cover contraception? Should I be able to take off my shoes in your living room? You might think that that last question…

The Unicorn

The Unicorn When I was 8 years old, my friend Tammy gave me a unicorn for Christmas. He was a plastic toy which stood about 8 inches tall, and about 10 inches long. His body was white and his eyes were painted red. At first sight…

The Unexpected

DRAFT ONE It was like a picture out of one of them Mills and Boons books. It was a flawless, balmy midsummer??™s night evening with just a hint of a breeze. And I was standing in the queue that snaked around an entire block for the…

Lessons From Solyndra

essay: Lessons From Solyndra essaySolyndra2011?9?,Solyndra,1100?,Solyndra, In September 2011, solar energy giant Solyndra filed for bankruptcy and laid off all of its approximately 1,100 employees. The collapse was a major embarrassment for the Obama Administration because both President Obama and Vice President Biden had publicly singled out…