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Posts from December 2018

A Message for the New Year (from Marian Tupy at HumanProgress)

By Robert Bradley Jr. -- December 31, 2018

“I hope that next time you hear people complain about the terrible state of human affairs, you’ll ask them in what other period in human history do they think they would be better off. If they get the point of the question, good. If they don’t, they should sign up to receive our scintillating newsletters. Pronto.” (Marian Tupy, below)

MasterResource is inspired by the work, worldview, and personal example of Julian Simon (1932–1998). The leading expositor of the Simon worldview today is Marian L. Tupy, the intellectual entrepreneur and scholar behind the Cato Institute project, HumanProgess.org.

It is with pleasure that we share with our readers the year-end message from Tupy at HumanProgress.

Your favorite website has had a successful year. In July, we experienced our heaviest traffic yet, with 230,000 page views and 122,000 unique visitors.

Happy Holidays from MasterResource

By Robert Bradley Jr. -- December 21, 2018

MasterResource, a free-market energy blog, turns ten years old on December 26th. We thank our contributors, readers, and parent (Institute for Energy Research) for their continual support. We will resume publication on Wednesday January 2nd.

Holiday Lighting Humbug

By Robert Bradley Jr. -- December 20, 2018

Don’t drive. Don’t fly. Don’t eat red meat. And … don’t let yourself enjoy holiday lighting.

It’s not easy being green, they say. Well, gee, life is a bummer when you get the religion of deep ecology. Here are some (sad) examples from the seasons of good cheer.

“With the holiday season, the intensity of light pollution only increases…. Ideally, there would be a public outcry against bigger causes of light pollution, such as street lamps and tall buildings. But until that happens, the simplest thing that one can do is to not put up any Christmas or Hanukkah lights.”

 – Heidi Ward, “Holidays & Light Pollution,” United Green Alliance

“Do you love those displays of Christmas (or Hannukah or Kwanza or …) lights? Are you awed by those so impassioned that they string up 1000s of lights in awesome displays worthy of a city center?

Energy & Modernity: Three Industrial Revolutions (Heartland Institute treatise excerpt)

By Robert Bradley Jr. -- December 19, 2018

Paris Climate Accord Death Spiral Underway (FT article begins the autopsy)

By Robert Bradley Jr. -- December 18, 2018

Energy & Environmental Newsletter: December 17, 2018

By <a class="post-author" href="/about#john-droz">John Droz, Jr.</a> -- December 17, 2018

Mineral Privatization for the Masses: Remembering Guillermo Yeatts (1937–2018)

By Robert Bradley Jr. -- December 13, 2018

“Why Greens are Turning Away from a Carbon Tax” (POLITICO documents a turning point)

By Robert Bradley Jr. -- December 12, 2018

Private Governance in Oil & Gas: Permian Strategic Partnership

By Robert Bradley Jr. -- December 11, 2018

Bush 41 and Climate Policy: Launching a Mistake (1992 Rio Summit haunts us today)

By Robert Bradley Jr. -- December 10, 2018