• Academic Orthodoxy Is A Bigger Threat Than Climate Change

    • Date: 10/08/16
    • Jamie Whyte, CapX

    The new authoritarians seek to protect particular scientific theories that are currently orthodox by undermining the free competition between ideas that explains the extraordinary success of science over the last 500 years. Jarod Gilbert is a sociology lecturer at the University of Canterbury here in New Zealand. According to the byline of an article he published […]

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  • Dominic Lawson: On Fracking, 1066 And All That

    • Date: 08/08/16
    • Dominic Lawson, Daily Mail

    Do you remember The Beverly Hillbillies? It was my favourite television series as a child. For those too young to know, this was a Sixties American comedy show based on the concept of an impoverished family of hicks — the Clampetts — who suddenly become immensely wealthy and move to a mansion in Beverly Hills […]

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  • Matt Ridley: Innovation And Its Enemies

    • Date: 08/08/16
    • Matt Ridley, The Times

    The prime minister is to announce today that she would like to redirect some of the future profits of shale gas production to households, rather than councils. This is eminently sensible. It gives local people a stake in the new technology; it recognises that innovation will only be accepted in society when its social effects […]

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  • Editorial: It’s Time To Sell The Case For Fracking

    • Date: 07/08/16
    • Editorial, The Sun

    Shale gas has the potential to power Britain cheaply for a generation. It could be a game-changer for our depleted energy supply — and its “risks” have been absurdly and cynically overblown. But too many still swallow the falsehoods of the noisy eco protesters and their social media pollution hysteria, based on fracking’s early development […]

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  • Jim Cramer: Face It, Tesla Is A Cult

    • Date: 05/08/16
    • Jim Cramer, The Street

    Can we just stop pretending to analyze Tesla (TSLA) ? Can we just decide once and for all it is a total fool’s game? Throughout this period of this company being public it’s made a car people love and done so through orthodox means, gaming the system of tax credits, using grandiose statements to raise […]

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  • Matt Ridley: Britain Should Go For The Cheapest Energy

    • Date: 01/08/16
    • Matt Ridley, The Times

    With Hinkley’s costs astronomical and renewables unreliable, how else can we offer a fair deal to the less well off? If Hinkley Point C nuclear power station goes ahead, the cost for consumers of subsidising it could be £30 billion, according to the National Audit Office — five times what was originally estimated. The increase […]

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  • Saved In The ‘Nick’ Of Time From The World’s Most Expensive Power Station?

    • Date: 31/07/16
    • Christopher Booker, The Sunday Telegraph

    In the nick of time, it seems, a glimmer of sanity is at last breaking in on what I have long been describing as the most insane single project a British government has ever put its hand to. We can credit the decision to put on hold our agreement for EDF to build the most […]

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  • Matt Ridley: Trust Experts On Anything But The Future

    • Date: 25/07/16
    • Matt Ridley, The Times

    Whether spouting on the economy or technology, professional forecasters are no more likely to be right than you or me. Economic experts are looking a bit less than the full Nostradamus Michael Gove was mocked during the referendum campaign for saying: “I think people in this country have had enough of experts.” Critics asked pointedly if […]

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