Entries by Duggan Flanakin

The Electric Vehicle Bad Dream

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While some are certain of the inevitability of the impending demise of the internal combustion engine (ICE), others are far less certain. Cristian Agapie points to market pressures due to increased demand for electric vehicles have raised prices and operating costs as well. Another writer calls out electric vehicles, even Tesla’s, as just boring to drive. One thing for certain: hardly […]

ZEV Subsidies Fail Equity, Economics, and Environmental Tests

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Many have been saying for years that subsidies for zero-emissions (electric) vehicles [ZEV] pose unfair burdens on working Americans. Subsidizing (and mandating) an unwanted switch away from internal combustion vehicles (ICVs) while imposing diktats that have brought higher gasoline prices and record inflation also seems out of kilter with the widely championed tenet of equity. But […]

Burning Batteries Pose A Huge Risk To EV Mandates

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Editors’ Note: Progressives and the Green Industrial Complex are hell-bent on using your money (state subsidies) to force the public into “green energy” and particularly, electric cars. Instead of what occurred earlier at the turn of the 20th century when gasoline, kerosene, steam, and electric cars competed openly and fairly with each other, our elites […]

Social Justice Warriors Have A Beef With Meat

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It seems like only yesterday that mainstream media sources like Forbes were condemning Fox Business News economist Larry Kudlow and other Republicans for “falsely claiming” that President Biden’s Green New Deal would force people to stop eating meat. The condemnation ranged from Rachel Maddow’s MSNBC lamenting “the Right’s foolish lie” to a Media Mattersgrenade, “Right-wing […]

Climate Change: Last Bastion Of The Royalists

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Of all tyrannies, a tyranny sincerely exercised for the good of its victims may be the most oppressive.  — C. S. Lewis Is it mere coincidence that the European nations leading the march toward all- electric vehicle fleets are still (at least symbolically) – or were for centuries – ruled by monarchies? Three decades ago, […]

China’s Strange Endorsement of “Net Zero”

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You have to hand it to Xi Jinping. The Chinese “president for life” last September schmoozed the royalty of the United Nations with his unexpected pledge that his country aims “to have CO2 emissions peak before 2030 and achieve carbon neutrality (Net Zero) before 2060.” Xi then urged other nations “to pursue innovative, coordinated, green and open development […]