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Analysis and Commentary

Offset away our guilt

by Peter Schweizervia USA Today
Tuesday, September 25, 2007

Some environmentalists are pushing a nifty idea to get people out of the moral quandary of being alarmed by CO2 emissions but not wanting to change their lifestyles...

In the News

Grab Bag: Munger and Roberts on Recycling, Peak Oil and Steroids

by Russell Robertsvia EconTalk
Monday, September 24, 2007

Mike Munger, of Duke University, and EconTalk host Russ Roberts clean up some loose ends from their previous conversation on recycling, move on to talk about the idea of buying local to reduce one's carbon footprint and then talk about the idea of peak oil...

In the News

Kyoto’s Unintended Consequence: Ozone Depletion

with George P. Shultzvia Daily Green
Monday, September 24, 2007

Producing HCFCs to replace CFCs that deplete the stratospheric ozone layer generates HFCs, which have thousands of times the global warming potential of CO2...

In the News

China's Air Pollution

by Gary S. Beckervia Becker-Posner Blog
Sunday, September 9, 2007

It is more or less inevitable that China's economy will spew out a lot of pollution, given its extraordinary rate of growth for over 20 years, and the abundant supplies of coal that fuel its power generation...

Analysis and Commentary

How to Gain A Climate Consensus

by George P. Shultzvia Washington Post
Wednesday, September 5, 2007

We in the United States -- and we as global citizens -- live in what is, in many respects, a golden moment...

In the News

Would Ronald Reagan Support the Law of the Sea Treaty If He Were President Today?

with George P. Shultzvia National Center for Public Policy Research
Wednesday, September 5, 2007

Supporters of U.S. ratification of the Law of the Sea Treaty often claim Ronald Reagan would support ratification of LOST (also referred to as UNCLOS, short for "United Nations Convention on the Law of the Sea"), were he with us today...

In the News

Shultz to speak on energy panel at Stanford

with George P. Shultzvia Palo Alto Online
Tuesday, September 4, 2007

Former Secretary of State George Shultz will be one of the panelists during a discussion of "Clean, Secure and Efficient Energy: Can We Have It All?" at Stanford Wednesday night...

Analysis and Commentary

Why Is Sound Energy Policy So Elusive?

by Alvin Rabushkavia Investor's Business Daily
Wednesday, August 15, 2007

The House of Representatives spent the end of July debating the effect of regulatory burdens on energy producers — and, thus, the prices consumers pay...

In the News

McCain makes second Farm visit

with Hoover Institution, Peter M. Robinsonvia Stanford Daily
Thursday, August 2, 2007

Before a large room of Silicon Valley venture capitalists and IT executives fiddling with ubiquitous Blackberries, presidential candidate and Senator John McCain (R-AZ) delivered the keynote address at the AlwaysOn Stanford Summit yesterday afternoon...

Analysis and Commentary

Taming Iran and Russia through Europe's pocketbook

by Melvyn B. Kraussvia Project Syndicate
Sunday, July 29, 2007

George W. Bush's disastrous war in Iraq has put Europe in a bind...


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