Godfather of Global Warming Sez: "Everybody Settle Down"

Even global warming supporters are getting tired of all the hysteria: Having observed that global temperatures since the turn of the millennium have not gone up in the way computer-based climate models predicted, Lovelock acknowledged, “the problem is we don’t know what the climate is doing. We thought we knew 20 years ago.” Now, Lovelock has given a follow-up interview More …

The Problem with Product Recalls

Popular Mechanics explains why product recalls make us less safe. As you might expect, lawyers are involved: “What we’ve ended up with is a protection racket,” says Michael Krauss, a professor of law at George Mason University who specializes in product liability. “These lawyers are on a never-ending search for clients. Paying them off has become part of the cost More …

I Wonder Why Europe Can’t Get on Top of Those Economic Problems

Maybe because they can’t get anybody to show up to work: BRUSSELS — For most Europeans, almost nothing is more prized than their four to six weeks of guaranteed annual vacation leave. But it was not clear just how sacrosanct that time off was until Thursday, when Europe’s highest court ruled that workers who happened to get sick on vacation More …