RealClear Radio Hour: Government Monopoly & Public Parks

This week on RealClear Radio Hour we’re talking about big government. From its monopolistic funding and agenda-driven control of Big Science to its mismanagement of public parks, our guests dig into the inherent problems of central planning when politicians and bureaucrats control and manage the flow of goods, services, and information.

My first guest this week is Dr. Richard Lindzen, atmospheric physicist, MIT professor emeritus, and lead author of the “Physical Climate Processes and Feedbacks” chapter of the 2001 Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change report. Richard attributes global warming hype to politics, money, and propaganda. Lindzen particularly takes issue with the “97% consensus” claim that is being used to stifle debate and demonize skeptics.

Second up on the show is Warren Meyer, founder and president of Recreation Resource Management. Warren shares how he has successfully managed public parks for nearly 25 years. Meyer advocates for whole park concessions—privatized management of public parks—to save them from bankruptcy and closure.

You can hear from both of our guests this week by listening to the full show as-aired on iTunes, or you can check out the individual podcasts hosted on YouTube and SoundCloud. Make sure to check back next week for another episode of RealClear Radio Hour.

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