Happy April Fool's Day to all. Be careful
out there on the Web today, many determined people are out
to pull your leg.
Arnold Kling gives
more reasons to be skeptical of James Pinkerton's "fix"
for a sucky Federal government. Michael Giberson at Knowledge Problem
is similarly unimpressed.
I'm relieved that folks more
credible than I find Pinkerton non-compelling.
But I was so wrapped up in Pinkerton yesterday that I missed reading
at Tech Central Station, who's also noticed a hockey-stick
increase in global warming alarmism. Noticing Time's suggestion
that "maybe we can begin living more like the average Chinese or
Indian", Nick observes:
According to the CIA
World Factbook, the per capita GDP on India is $3,400 a year, and
$6,200 a year in China. In the United States it's $41,800. So yes,
Time is indeed advocating cutting living standards by as much as
ten times. If you want something to "be worried" about, as Time
asserts on its cover, well there you have it.
Sam Kazman welcomes
new regulations under Corporate Average Fuel Economy (CAFE) standards
for trucks, SUVs, and vans by pointing out (a) they reduce consumer
choice, and (b) oh, yeah, they also kill people. Your Federal
Government, bringing you both Death and Taxes!
Since I read Kausfiles I now know there's a punctuation
symbol meant to indicate ironical statements, and it's HTMLable: ؟. I'm excited
by this new expressivity, but kind of worried that I'll use it
And finally, two words: (1) Skateboarding; (2) Bulldog.
God Bless America.
2006-04-01 7:41 AM EDT
Last Modified 2007-04-18 4:03 PM EDT