YAL in Action

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Tag: environment
  • Going Green the Free Market Way

    YAL UGA hosted an open discussion regarding environmental concerns and the free market. The discussion ranged from government economic policies to the technicalities of fossil fuel alternatives. The discussion was a success! The relevancy and interesting nature of the topic drew in new people. Our group members discussed a wide range of topics, including the …

  • The Agenda for Worldwide Tyranny

    Big government, and its influence over an increasing percentage of our private activities, is a grave concern for those of us involved in the liberty movement. We the people do not intend to live under the constant control of the political class. We the people will not be ruled. It is for this reason that …

  • Live Free or…Recycle?

    My grandmother lives in New Hampshire, and growing up I always enjoyed seeing the “Live Free or Die” slogan on her license plate when she’d come to visit. Sadly, the City of Laconia will begin to detract from New Hampshire’s bold heritage of liberty when it implements mandatory recycling in July. In order to have …

  • Mecca’s Misery Prompted by Government Non-Protection of Private Property Rights

    The Desert Sun just published an exhaustive investigation into the awful stench besieging the town of Mecca, a poverty-stricken community on the outskirts of the Coachella Valley. This is even more shocking considering that the Valley is home to the tourist spot Palm Springs, and plays host to a variety of national and international news-making …

  • Rep. Michele Bachmann is against the EPA . . . sort of

    Via New York Times:  Representative Michele Bachmann of Minnesota wants to padlock the E.P.A.’s doors, as does former Speaker Newt Gingrich. Gov. Rick Perry of Texas wants to impose an immediate moratorium on environmental regulation. Representative Ron Paul of Texas wants environmental disputes settled by the states or the courts. Herman Cain, a businessman, wants …

  • Green Libertarianism

    Amidst all the craziness that has been the recent healthcare bill, I’ve found some “fun” in taking a closer look at what is called “green libertarianism” or “free market environmentalism.”  It’s a really cool idea that basically argues that libertarian principles would work as great fixes for many of our environmental problems. The concept deals …

  • Wake Forest Professor Joins Attack on Libertarianism

    Associate Professor of Philosophy Adrian Bardon here at Wake Forest wrote an article this week in our school newspaper attacking a recent article of mine concerning the politics of climate change.  I have to say, I’m fairly excited to engage him in debate.   While I don’t claim to completely understand climate change (and don’t …

  • Please Help Save the World

    Here is a ridiculous little video that was shown as a means to kick off the COP15 Climate Conference which is currently taking place in Copenhagen, Denmark.  Enjoy….

  • Cap and Trade…

    …has apparently passed the House, so government will get to further engineer our lives.  We’ll go green:

  • We don’t need the government to tell us to go green

    Obama’s plan for more laws increasing oversight on pollution and other environmental issues is, as we all know, something that would not only be destructive to the American economy, but also not in the least useful in dealing with the real problem of pollution (see this article from the Campaign for Liberty).  So what is …