California’s water crisis – and Governor Jerry Brown’s draconian response to it – could go a…
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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
The New Inquisition

The New Inquisition

The public's 'right to know' has often been invoked in attempts to intimidate potential supporters of ideas that the inquisitors want to silence.

 Deficit Growing Again, Despite Record Income Tax Haul

Deficit Growing Again, Despite Record Income Tax Haul

If Obama considers yet another deficit of almost $1 trillion "austere," imagine the deficit if his vast bureaucratic spending wishes were fulfilled.

ObamaCare Is Great for Insurance Companies, Irrelevant for Better Health

ObamaCare Is Great for Insurance Companies, Irrelevant for Better Health

The chief hurdle facing the newly insured under ObamaCare isn’t access, it’s the cost.

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