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An Exhausting Idea

Why is it that most cars have designed the exhaust pipe to emit toxic fumes right at the precise maximum exposure level for an infant in a baby carriage / stroller? It has been the standard design for almost a century, and no one has apparently considered whether those most vulnerable in our society should… » read more

Posted by David Zaruk

One would expect European policy to promote jobs and competitiveness. But when most of the people influencing policy in Brussels have never worked in a company that makes things or provides services (and considers corporations as vulgar and immoral), should we be surprised that regulators are unable to push balanced job-growth policies?

Posted by David Zaruk

The European Commission is proposing to ban certain pesticides under the precautionary principle without adequate consideration of available science or concern for the potential catastrophic consequences of their actions. Why would they do such a thing?

Posted by David Zaruk

The coming Earth Summit in Rio will be planet friendly and humanity hostile. We will be enduring long tirades from bitter idealists about how humans pollute the planet, burn fossil fuels, litter plastics in the oceans, cut down forests indiscriminately and celebrate inequity and social injustice for profits and personal gain. With humanity being portrayed as truly awful, the Risk-Monger needs to ask: Can humans do anything right?

Posted by David Zaruk