California Sues Energy Companies For Price Gouging Despite Having Raised Gasoline Taxes

Three years ago, Governor Moonbeam …. er … Jerry Brown signed a bill into law that ratcheted up gasoline taxes in California from 12 to 20 cents a gallon. Now, according to one Golden State political activist, state Democrats are deflecting by blaming high gas prices resulting from the news taxes on energy companies and… Read More California Sues Energy Companies For Price Gouging Despite Having Raised Gasoline Taxes

States Lift Restrictions, Taxes on Single-Use Plastic Bags

As a result of the coronavirus, states and municipalities are lifting restrictions and even taxes on single-use plastic bags. Even major supermarket chains, like Safeway, have decided to dump allowing the use of reusable bags. This is an acknowledgement that reusable bags do, in fact, spread sickness. States Welcome Back Single-Use Plastic Bags to Avoid… Read More States Lift Restrictions, Taxes on Single-Use Plastic Bags

Joaquin Phoenix Flew In A Jet, Got Arrested, But At Least He Changed His Diet

Actor Joaquin Phoenix of Joker fame was arrested along at a weekly protest held by Jane Fonda at the U.S. Capitol. According to Breitbart, despite having urged fellow celebrities to forgo air flight to attend award shows at the Golden Globe Awards on Sunday, Phoenix admitted that he flew a jet to attend the protest.… Read More Joaquin Phoenix Flew In A Jet, Got Arrested, But At Least He Changed His Diet

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

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