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CULTURE OF ALARMISM

Americans are bombarded with messages about how everyday products and activities threaten their health and the health of their children; politicians and government regulators then use this alarmism to promote regulations that expand their power. The costs of this dynamic are serious: wasted tax dollars, higher costs and inferior goods for consumers, fewer jobs in companies navigating through red tape, and a needlessly worried, less free American populace. IWF probes into the science, and highlights the costs we pay for the over-regulation of American life. IWF also promotes common sense energy policy, and explains how radical environmentalism backfires on American families, raises the prices of everyday goods and services, and discourages economic growth.

Categories:  Agriculture,  Chemicals,  Child Safety,  Energy,  Food Freedom


Nanny State: Laundry Pods Should Have Labels Reminding People Not to Eat Them

February 9 2018
by Charlotte Hays


Blow-Drying without a License Can Carry Jail Time in Arizona

February 6 2018
by Charlotte Hays


Twitter Parenting Experts and Their Sick, Sick Imaginations

February 5 2018
by Julie Gunlock


QUIZ: What is a GMO?

February 1 2018
by Staff


GMOs Can Help World Hunger

January 30 2018
by Julie Gunlock


Testimony Before FDA Advisory Committee

January 26 2018
by Julie Gunlock


Tennessee "Hair Cops" Ensure that Your Barber Will Have a Diploma

January 23 2018
by


Obesity Alarmists Get To Work Fat Shaming the President

January 17 2018
by Julie Gunlock


Raw Water—The New Year’s Biggest (and Most Dangerous) Scam

January 4 2018
by Julie Gunlock


The Truth About Trump's Move to Downsize National Monuments

December 21 2017
by Ericka Andersen Sylvester


The CDC's Seven Word Myth--The Little Lie That Could

December 20 2017
by Julie Gunlock


Cookie Dough Killer?

December 13 2017
by Julie Gunlock


Stars Can Do Good

December 11 2017
by Julie Gunlock


School Lunch Makeover Results in More Chubby Kids

November 30 2017
by Julie Gunlock


Green Activists Want Moms To Be Too Scared to Shop

November 28 2017
by Julie Gunlock


Hoff Sommers: #MeToo Movement Is at Risk of Blaming All Men

November 27 2017
by Charlotte Hays


Halloween Anxiety

October 30 2017
by Julie Gunlock


Are Our Kids Too Fragile?

October 27 2017
by Charlotte Hays


Should Your Daughter Be a Boy Scout?

October 25 2017
by Charlotte Hays


What If Your Culturally Insensitive Tot Wants to Dress as Princess Moana for Halloween?

October 24 2017
by Charlotte Hays


The Girl Scouts Go on Defense

October 13 2017
by Julie Gunlock


Chicago Repeals Massive Soda Tax

October 11 2017
by Julie Gunlock


Wisconsin's Move Toward Food Freedom

October 6 2017
by Julie Gunlock


New York Times: Obesity Was Rising in Ghana. Then Came KFC

October 2 2017
by Charlotte Hays


Focus on Resilience, Not Devastation, in Houston

September 1 2017
by Charlotte Hays


What the Media Isn't Telling You about Those EPA Resignations

August 8 2017
by Charlotte Hays


Parenting: Sacrifice or Privilege

August 7 2017
by Julie Gunlock


A Sexism Rating Coming to a Movie Near You

August 3 2017
by Patrice Lee Onwuka


Environmentalists and the Blame Game

August 3 2017
by Charlotte Hays


Why Environmentalists Aren't More Popular with Voters

July 24 2017
by Charlotte Hays


How America’s Energy Boom Is Undermining Russian Foreign Policy

July 7 2017
by Jillian Kay Melchior


Michigan Green Activists Oppose Pipeline, Ignoring Experts

July 6 2017
by Jillian Kay Melchior


Stanford Geophysicist: Fracking Is An Environmental Good

June 30 2017
by Jillian Kay Melchior


Solar Energy: Not As Clean As You Think

June 29 2017
by Jillian Kay Melchior


American Coal Production Up 19 Percent in First 5 Months of 2017

June 27 2017
by Jillian Kay Melchior


Federal Bill Calls for Mandatory Jail Time for Teens Who Sext

June 8 2017
by Stacie Rumenap


Standing Rock Protester, Accused of Firing Gun at Cops, Wants to Be Free

June 5 2017
by Jillian Kay Melchior


Emotion Emissions: Gulfstream Class Reacts to Paris Agreement Withdrawal

June 2 2017
by Charlotte Hays


SC Johnson, Transparency, and the Free Market

May 31 2017
by Julie Gunlock


Oklahoma Cracks Down on Criminal Environmental Activism

May 22 2017
by Jillian Kay Melchior


Bonus Link: Dozens of Asian Salad Recipes From the Food Network

April 28 2017
by Charlotte Allen


Eat Your (Frozen!) Vegetables

April 24 2017
by Julie Gunlock


Oh Please! Diet Drinks Don’t Kill

April 24 2017
by Julie Gunlock


Government Bulletin: Pizzas Have Calories!

April 17 2017
by Charlotte Hays


Trump Administration May Not Defend Obama-Era Smog Rule

April 10 2017
by Jillian Kay Melchior


New Federal Data: Nearly 24,000 Safety Defects on America’s Oil Train Routes

April 5 2017
by Jillian Kay Melchior


Trump Signs Executive Order to Review Clean Water Act

March 3 2017
by Jillian Kay Melchior


Environmentally Conscious Pipeline Protesters Do Some Environmental Fouling of Their Own

February 23 2017
by Charlotte Allen


Colorado A.G. Challenges Defiant Boulder County on Fracking

February 21 2017
by Jillian Kay Melchior


California District Cuts Meat and Cheese From Its School Menus to Fight Global Warming

February 16 2017
by Charlotte Allen


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