Britain’s Plastic Bag Fee Is Producing a Huge Spike in the Consumption of Thicker, ‘Reusable’ Plastic Bags

The law of unintended consequences rears its ugly head. Christian Britschgi | 12.2.2019 – Reason The results of plastic bag bans and restrictions are frequently disappointing, and occasionally counter-productive. Take the United Kingdom, where a country-wide bag fee is encouraging consumers to switch from single-use bags to thicker, reusable bags that use more plastic. Last…

Europe’s Green Fall

The whole aim of practical politics is to keep the populace alarmed and hence clamorous to be led to safety by menacing it with an endless series of hobgoblins, all of the imaginary. – H L Mencken

Alberta, Canada Independence Movement Revived

The recent election in Canada has spurned Alberta to revive an independence movement it undertook back in the 1990’s. The province is abundant in oil and coal and, subsequently, has some of the lowest taxes in Canada. However, with Monday’s election results, despite Justin Trudeau’s Liberal Party losing mightily at the polls, he will govern…

Green voters are à la carte environmentalists

We’ll see if the party’s mainly middle-class, affluent supporters will sacrifice their SUVs and air travel to save the planet DAVID QUINN June 2 2019, 12:01am, The Sunday Times The Green Party vote in the local and European elections was one of the most overhyped yet. The real story of the election was the huge…