Monthly Archives: April 2012

BJORN LOMBORG ADOPTS HIGH-YIELD FARMING, BY: DENNIS T. AVERY

Bjorn Lomborg and his Copenhagen Consensus have just joined one of the smallest clubs in today’s world: people who believe that high-yield farming is the path to a sustainable future for people and wildlife despite, and even because of, its … Continue reading

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IS IT OIL SPECULATORS? BY: DENNIS T. AVERY

President Obama stood in the Rose Garden and pledged to prosecute “oil speculators.” Bill O’Reilly goes on TV night after night and blames “speculators” for gas pump prices, while guest after guest tell him he’s wrong. My wife asks, “What’s … Continue reading

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PESTICIDE ADVENTURES AT TRIANGLE LAKE, BY DENNIS: T. AVERY

My brother lives in Triangle Lake, a small community in Oregon’s Coastal Range foothills, surrounded by pastures and forests. Recently, a wealthy couple from Chicago bought a local property and is kindling what they call the “Pitchfork Rebellion” against pesticides. … Continue reading

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DARWIN vs. FREE MARKETS, BY: DENNIS T. AVERY

President Obama says the Republicans want to throw everyone under the wheels of a Darwinian “survival of the fittest” machine. He says the dog-eat-dog of the free market will be bad for blacks, Latinos, women, and the handicapped. He’s got … Continue reading

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