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whole text ->Petr Mach: The Questionable Theory of Global Warming

According to the theory of global warming, the temperature on earth increases due to the emissions of so-called greenhouse gases - namely carbon dioxide - into the atmosphere. According to this theory, increasingly higher concentration of these gases in the air pushes a greater quantity of the Earth’s heat back, which warms up the planet, the source of emissions of these gases being the burning of fossil fuels (coal, oil, natural gas) done by man, and the increasing temperature of the Earth may entail negative consequences for the nature as well as for the mankind. This is why burning of fossil fuels should allegedly be restricted by regulations. While the general opinion supports the hypothesis about harmful global warming resulting from burning of fossil fuels, hard data do not support beyond all doubt the assertion that global warming is indeed happening and what is more, the theory does not prove that burning fossil fuels causes harm to the nature.

Newsletter CEPu, 01.02.2007

whole text ->Václav Klaus: Freedom and Democracy in Contemporary Europe: An Insider’s View

I have come here as a President of the free and democratic Czech Republic, of a country which – it is already more than 17 years ago – succeeded in getting rid of Communism, a country which quite rapidly, smoothly and without unnecessary additional costs overcame its past and transformed itself into a normally functioning parliamentary democracy and market economy, a country which is an integral part of the free world, member of NATO and the European Union, a good friend of the United States of America.

World Affairs Council, Houston, 05.03.2007

whole text ->Petr Mach: Castro criticises Bush. And he is right.

On Thursday 29 March 2007, the Cuban leader Fidel Castro wrote an editorial to the Communist Party newspaper, Granma, in which he criticises the US environmental policy. The title goes: "More than three billion people in the world condemned to premature death from hunger and thirst".

Blog Petra Macha http://blog.aktualne.centrum.cz/blogy/petr-mach.php?itemid=310, 02.04.2007

whole text ->Václav Klaus: What Is Endangered: Climate or Freedom?

I did not expect to come here again and especially in the position I hold now. It was in the dark communist days. It was at the end of the short but promising era of the Czechoslovak Prague Spring and it was my first and at the same time last visit to your beautiful country for the next 20 years. The collapse of communism in November 1989 changed everything. Freedom and democracy which followed as a result of our radical systemic change made us a totally different country, free and prosperous, member of the European Union and NATO, and a good friend and close ally of the United States of America.

Council for National Policy Conference, Salt Lake City, 27.09.2007

whole text ->Petr Mach: Do Not Bequeath Anything to the Government If You Do Not Want to Turn in Your Grave!

In the first part of the article we will remember the last will of Alfred Nobel; in the second part we will describe the specifics of the Nobel Peace Prize, which is decided and awarded by politicians; in the third part we will address the issue of the so-called Nobel Price in Economics, which – unlike the other prizes – is funded by the taxpayers; in the fourth part we will consider the institute of the last will and inheritance from the perspective of the government’s role and the individual freedom.

Laissez-Faize, 27.10.2007

whole text ->Václav Klaus: The Other Side of Global Warming Alarmism

The transition from communism to a free society is over, and not only in my country. We may have reservations about developments in some of the former communist countries but I disagree with the attempts to look at those countries with a misleading optics of fighting communism there even now. It is a mistake and I am afraid a slightly snobbish position as well.

Chatham House, London,, 17.11.2007

whole text ->Petr Mach: How to read the Lisbon Treaty

Executive Director of the Center for Economics and Politics and advisor to Czech President, Peter Mach, argues that the Czech government, like other governments of the other EU Member States, did not introduce to the Parliament the consolidated version of the Treaty of Lisbon specifying what had been chnaged as it is common with ordinary Bills. Thus the Czech government, Peter Mach suggests, is in fact selling a pig in a poke.

The European Journal, July 2008, 04.07.2008

whole text ->Petr Mach: Net contributors and net recipients of EU money

In 2007 the biggest net contributors to the EU budget were the taxpayers of Luxembourg contributing EUR 438 per head over what they received. The biggest net recipients were the taxpayers of Greece receiving EUR 470 per capita over what they paid.

www.cepin.cz, 05.09.2008

whole text ->Petr Mach: American Financial Crisis – Failure of State Regulation

Euro, 08.10.2008

whole text ->Petr Mach: Commissioner Almunia s views should be a warning to EU states considering euro-zone membership

Joaquin Almunia’s call for more coordination and surveillance of "economic policies in a broader sense" would only deepen the democratic deficit already built into the Union. Member states today take half of their legislation from the EU, so if "economic policy in a broader sense" were dictated by Brussels too, why bother holding national elections at all?

Europe s World, Autumn 2008, 14.10.2008
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