John Scott Cowan, Principal Emeritus, The RMC of Canada

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Carbon Taxes: Fine Idea, Terrible Marketing

Carbon Taxes: Fine Idea, Terrible Marketing

Photo credit: Thomas Millot on Unsplash “Carbon tax” is a bit of a misnomer. It is in fact a carbon combustion tax. Or more precisely, a tax on the combustion of carbonaceous fuels recovered from beneath the surface of the earth. The idea behind such taxes is that, by increasing the fuel [...]

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The curvature of political space

The curvature of political space

One of the triumphs of 20th century physics was the proof that space is curved. But whilst the great swaths of interstellar space are indeed seen to be curved, on the smaller earthly scale, political space of the 20th century was routinely viewed as linear, with left and right being the bookends of a [...]

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