Archive for the ‘Politics’ Category

The Economics of Global Warming

If you are trying to understand the economics of global warming, as well as various policy choices that can be made, this post is a great start.  The author worked for the Bush administration, and spells out the policy choices for global warming in a clear and concise way.  You may not agree with him (I didn’t), but it’s very helpful.

Essentially, if you think we are obligated to slow or halt global warming, then you have to address the India/China problem.  They aren’t interested.  So the author gives three options for handling that:

What tools should we use to try to convince the government of China to impose a positive carbon price as part of a global effort?  (choose one or more)

  1. Leadership:  U.S. goes first and self-imposes a price.  Then we use diplomacy to try to convince the Chinese to do the same.
  2. Carrots:  The U.S. pays the Chinese to reduce their emissions.
  3. Sticks:  The U.S. imposes import tariffs on Chinese goods as long as the government China does not impose a carbon price.

So, what’s his answer? None of the above. But read it to see why.


Should Congress Interfere with the BCS (Bowl Championship Series)?

I love college football.  I think it is one of the best spectator sports that exists.  I even enjoy the BCS (Bowl Championship Series).  I know that it is not perfect, and a college playoff would be a lot of fun, but should the United States Congress mandate a college playoff?  Believe it or not, its under consideration… Read more…

Categories: Brian's Blogs, Politics

Reaping What You Sow

April 21, 2009 3 comments

A new survey reports that 33% of children ages 6-11 fear the earth won’t exist when they grow up.  They also fear natural disasters and the extinction of animals.  Habitat Heroes, the group commissioning this survey find the results “upsetting.”  Good night people!!  Why is this surprising?  Aren’t we reaping what we sow? Read more…

Categories: Brian's Blogs, Politics

GIVE, But Don’t Give Jesus

March 31, 2009 Leave a comment

If you want to be a part of the Obama Youth Brigade then know that Jesus is not welcome.

This is from President Obama’s HR 1388 GIVE Act: Read more…

A Peek Into British Politics

March 25, 2009 2 comments

I like this guy.  I know nothing about Britain’s political and economic situation, but I do know that I like this guy.  He speaks clearly, boldly,  uses word pictures, has some memorable lines, and communicates well  –  rare for politicians.  He makes me want to follow him even though I have long ago declared my independence from the Queen (1776).

His name is Daniel Hannan and he is a MEP (Member of the European Parliament).

Categories: Andrew's Blogs, Politics

The Faith-Based Office…Good, Not Great

February 10, 2009 1 comment

Amidst a flurry of awful executive orders, President Obama has issued one that is somewhat encouraging:  he will expand the White House Office of Faith-Based and Neighborhood Partnerships.  I agree with Christianity Today that there are a few encouraging aspects to this executive order, but one awful aspect. Read more…

Categories: Brian's Blogs, Politics

Piper on Obama and Abortion

January 28, 2009 2 comments

John Piper does it again.  He clearly and passionately applies God’s Word to life.  In this short segment he admits that he wept with joy at the Inauguration of Barack Obama, and now pleads with Obama to reconsider one of the worst and most violent decisions he will ever make.

HT: Chris Brauns

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