Rupert Darwall

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  • Nov 16, 2020
    Those hoping that a vote for Joe Biden would be a ticket to normalcy will be disappointed. “At this moment of profound crisis,” the Biden-Harris transition website...
  • Nov 3, 2020
    Covid-19 has seen democratic governments exercising coercive powers over their citizens on a scale never imagined. Their justification: Your freedom is someone else’s risk of...
  • Nov 3, 2020
    Energy divides the Left and Right, but not in the most obvious way. The Left sees energy as a means of controlling society and the “commanding heights” of the economy, to...
  • Oct 29, 2020
    If 2020 demonstrates anything, it’s the herd-like behavior of governments. Italy responds to the Covid-19 pandemic with a lockdown, so the rest of Europe follows its lead, but...
  • Sep 24, 2020
    Is climate change an existential threat, one that overrides all other challenges? Or does an expansionist China pose a grave and growing danger to the strategic interests of the...
  • Sep 10, 2020
    Not letting a crisis go to waste, climate change advocates have seized on COVID-19 to press their agenda to decarbonize the American economy. The World Health Organization would have...
  • Jul 27, 2020
    “Science tells us we have nine years before the damage is irreversible,” Joe Biden declared last week, echoing Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez’s...
  • Jul 8, 2020
    Esg (Environmental, Social and Governance) strategies — all the rage with today’s investors — have received pushback from an unlikely quarter. At a June 23 webinar,...
  • Jun 1, 2020
    “I don’t give a damn what these powerful corporations tell us and I don’t care about their profit margin. We need to get out of these fossil fuels before it’s...
  • May 20, 2020
    BlackRock, the world’s largest asset manager, is holding its annual general meeting this week. To help give itself a smooth ride, BlackRock’s leadership has struck a...
  • May 14, 2020
    You may not be interested in war, but war is interested in you, Leon Trotsky is reputed to have said. The same is true of China, financial strategist David Goldman writes in a...
  • May 7, 2020
    Shutting down the whole global economy is the only way of limiting global warming to 2 degrees Centigrade, Yvo de Boer, the former United Nations climate chief, warned in...
  • May 5, 2020
    When economies emerge from the pandemic, aggressive climate policies should be the priority, according to Dominic Raab, the foreign secretary and Boris Johnson’s deputy....
  • May 4, 2020
    “Since January, the coronavirus has overtaken our lives and transformed our world,” said Larry Fink, chairman and CEO of BlackRock, in his January 2020 letter...
  • Mar 19, 2020
    Pledging “net zero” by 2050 to achieve compliance with the Paris Agreement on climate change is all the rage in the corporate world. BP has announced that it...
  • Jan 24, 2020
    It is not hard to see why Democrats are desperate to use any means to prevent President Trump from standing for reelection. At the World Economic Forum in Davos,...
  • Jan 23, 2020
    It is not hard to see why Democrats are desperate to use any means to prevent President Trump from standing for reelection. At the World Economic Forum in Davos,...
  • Jan 20, 2020
    Al Gore blames the climate crisis; Barack Obama says Australia’s bushfires are the very real, very urgent consequences of climate change. Hillary...