Third World

Wanted: Cheap Energy

By on 12.9.10 | 3:24PM

While delegates at the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change mingled and planned the redistribution of the world's wealth, my friends at Committee for a Constructive Tomorrow -- last year's Greenpeace infiltrators -- invited some folks on a side trip to learn what energy poverty looks like:

Off we went in a convoy of white vans - Germans and Kenyans and Americans and Kazahkstanis and English and Tawainese and others - to see a side of Cancun featured in no magazines or travelogs.

Fifteen minutes on the highway headed through the Yucatan jungle, another five minutes or so on Merida Road, and then a bumpy, twisting ride over a pothole scarred back road, and there we were, in the Comunidad de La Libertad, more easily known as "Community of Freedom" back in Des Moines or Omaha....

Breaking News

Help the Third World — Protect Property Rights

By 2.23.10

The Property Rights Alliance releases its annual International Property Rights Index today.