Monthly Archives: April 2011

A Road to Serfdom? Rethinking Hayek’s Libertarian Map

In her Iowa City Press-Citizen column of April 11 (“Emancipation from Taxation”), Beth Cody presents another of her many spirited defenses of the Libertarians’ thinking about government and taxation. Readers of that newspaper will not be surprised to learn that … Continue reading

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Discovering Where Our Interests Reside

As any college professor knows, not every undergraduate is a good student. Other enticements lead many a potentially good student down convoluted paths of self-discovery. That certainly was the case for me when I was an undergrad at the University … Continue reading

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Normal Accidents and the True Costs of Energy

Note: A slightly different version of this essay can be found at: Jim Throgmorton, “The True Cost of Energy,” Iowa City Press-Citizen (April 13, 2011), 10A. For the past month the Japanese people have been struggling to recover from the … Continue reading

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If Germany, Why Not Here?

For three weeks in June 1999 I participated in a German Studies Seminar along with 25 other American scholars and professionals. Sponsored by the German-American Fulbright Commission, this seminar focused on environmental protection and alternative sources of energy. It was … Continue reading

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