California’s water crisis – and Governor Jerry Brown’s draconian response to it – could go a…
CFIF on Twitter CFIF on YouTube
A Market-Based Solution to California’s Water Shortage

California’s water crisis – and Governor Jerry Brown’s draconian response to it – could go a long way toward uniting middle class and elite urbanites in a revolt against political favoritism run amuck.

As Shikha Dalmia explains, “The best — and most sustainable — solution to California's water woes would be full-bore markets in which prices can rise and fall with supply and demand. Under such a system, depleting water reserves would have led to price increases long ago, producing an automatic incentive to conserve. More importantly, this would have clearly signaled growing scarcity, spurring new technologies for affordable water generation. All of this would have allowed consumers and businesses to make small adjustments over time without letting the shortage reach a crisis…[more]

April 17, 2015 • 01:32 pm

Liberty Update

CFIFs latest news, commentary and alerts delivered to your inbox.
Jester's CourtroomLegal tales stranger than stranger than fiction: Ridiculous and sometimes funny lawsuits plaguing our courts.
The Iran 'Agreement' Charade
By Thomas Sowell
Tuesday, April 07 2015
By abandoning virtually all its demands for serious restrictions on Iran's nuclear bomb program, the Obama administration has apparently achieved the semblance of a preliminary introduction to the beginning of a tentative framework for a possible hope of an eventual agreement with Iran. But even this hazy "achievement" may vanish like a mirage. It takes two to agree — and Iran has already publicly disputed and even mocked what President Obama says is the nature of that framework. Had Iran wholeheartedly agreed with everything the Obama administration said, that agreement would…
 
The Green-Card Racket for Beltway Cronies
Can we stop putting America up for sale to the most politically connected bidders yet? Where is our self-respect?…
Read more...
Who Trashes Liberal Arts?
An op-ed piece titled "Conservatives, Please Stop Trashing the Liberal Arts" appeared last…
Read more...
 
Etiquette Versus Annihilation
Recent statements from United Nations officials, that Iran is already blocking their existing efforts…
Read more...
'Death to America'
Maybe I'm too sensitive, but when a foreign autocrat leads his people in chants of "Death to America…
Read more...
 
2016: Obama's Presidency Has Decimated His Own Party
Barack Obama has undermined American interests in innumerable ways during his presidency, both domestically…
Read more...
ObamaCare’s Fault: IRS Overworked, Understaffed Going into Tax Season
If the Obama administration thought that canceling millions of individual insurance plans ahead of ObamaCare’s…
Read more...
 
The Secret Life of Barack Obama
There is a unicorn lair in North Korea. We know this because the Dear Leader of North Korea, Kim Jung…
Read more...
The NAACP's Fomenters of Fear
They just can't help themselves — and their agenda-driven media enablers never, ever learn.…
Read more...
 
What Part of the World Improved Under Obama and Clinton?
Is there no end to the circus parade of tawdry Clinton family scandals?  Hillary's ill-advised…
Read more...
ObamaCare Plan B: Contract with States to Save Subsidies
If the Supreme Court strikes down an unauthorized IRS rule that gives ObamaCare subsidies to ineligible…
Read more...
Question of the Week   
How many states comprised the Confederate States of America (CSA)?
More Questions
Quote of the Day   
 
"2016 is already shaping up as the most unusual open-seat presidential race in our time: one candidate fixed and foregone, the other yet to emerge from a wild race of a near-dozen contenders with none exceeding 20 €‰percent.So brace yourself for a glorious Republican punch-up, punctuated by endless meta-coverage of the Democrats' coronation march. After which, we shall decide the future of our country…[more]
 
 
—Charles Krauthammer, Syndicated Columnist
— Charles Krauthammer, Syndicated Columnist
 
Liberty Poll   

After filing your tax returns for 2014, are you getting a refund or did you have to pay more?