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Stanford Roundtable Talks Climate Change

quoting George P. Shultzvia Stanford Daily
Monday, October 27, 2014

Raising the cost of water, taxing companies for the use of carbon and making global warming a more personal issue were some ideas to combat society’s indifference towards climate issues discussed in this year’s Roundtable.

Peter Thiel on markets, technology, and education
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Peter Thiel on markets, technology, and education

interview with Peter A. Thielvia Uncommon Knowledge
Friday, October 24, 2014

In this episode of Uncommon Knowledge, guest Peter Thiel, one of Silicon Valley’s leading investors and thinkers, discusses his new book Zero to One.

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The West Needs a Water Market to Fight Drought

by Gary D. Libecap, Robert Glennonvia Wall Street Journal
Thursday, October 23, 2014

Outdated laws are wasting the region’s scarcest resource. Water should be tradable so it finds its most urgent uses.

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To Govern Is To Choose: We Are Making Poor Choices On Research Funding

by Henry I. Millervia Forbes
Wednesday, October 22, 2014

Congress and the scientific community need to review and revise the nation’s research priorities. We are wasting money on trivial or poorly-conceived projects while life-threatening illnesses are shortchanged.

Railroading the Environment

by Terry Andersonvia Hoover Digest
Tuesday, October 21, 2014

Block the construction of pipelines and more oil gets shipped by train. That will make spills and accidents more likely, not less.

Economics in a Time of Drought

by Edward Paul Lazearvia Hoover Digest
Tuesday, October 21, 2014

Let the water flow where the market, not the government, says it should go.

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When the Endangered Species Act Threatens Wildlife

by Terry Andersonvia Wall Street Journal
Monday, October 20, 2014

Heavy-handed enforcement of the law has discouraged private conservation efforts.

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Stanford Roundtable 2014 Brings Climate Change to the Fore

mentioning George P. Shultzvia Stanford News
Thursday, October 16, 2014

Extreme weather and rising sea levels are no longer abstract projections for the future. Climate change is a real phenomenon, happening here and now. And it's a problem that thinkers around the globe and at Stanford are coming together to solve.

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How Many Regulators Does It Take to Kill A Mosquito?

by Henry I. Miller, John Cohrssenvia Forbes
Wednesday, October 8, 2014

A British company’s genetic engineering technology could be the Next Big Thing in the control of mosquito-borne diseases like dengue and chikungunya–if regulators don’t erect unreasonable barriers.

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John Villasenor on the John Batchelor Show (20:09)

interview with John Villasenorvia John Batchelor Show
Tuesday, October 7, 2014

National Fellow John Villasenor discusses technology on the John Batchelor Show.

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