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Prop 87 Gets 86ed

with Paul M. Romervia CampusProgress
Monday, November 13, 2006

While the rest of the nation voted for progress on Nov. 7, voters in California failed to take a progressive step towards energy independence by voting against Prop. 87...

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On Might, Ethics and Realism: An Exchange

with Michael McFaul, Larry Diamondvia National Interest Online
Friday, November 10, 2006

I have been reading with great interest the volume on Democratic foreign policy that you edited...

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Arguments Against Prop 87 (Oil Severance Tax) Crumble Under Analysis--Even That of a Conservative Economics Professor

with Paul M. Romervia California Progress Report
Tuesday, October 31, 2006

"Slicker than Oil: The Debate Over California’s Proposition 87" appeared last week on the Applia Econ Blog; News for Econ Students. It is written by Paul Romer, a Stanford professor of economics. He is a Senior Fellow of the Hoover Institution, a fairly conservative think tank named after Herbert Hoover. All the more important for his conclusions...

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Slicker than Oil: The Debate Over California’s Proposition 87

by Paul M. Romervia Aplia Econ Blog
Wednesday, October 25, 2006

Proposition 87, a hotly contested measure on the ballot in California, nicely illustrates the key lessons about tax incidence--who actually pays a tax…

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Calif. Ballot Battle Over Big Oil May Be Costliest in U.S. History

with James L. Sweeneyvia Washington Post
Friday, October 20, 2006

Call it the battle of Big Oil vs. Silicon Valley with a whole lot of Hollywood funding thrown in…

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Economists weigh Prop. 87 arguments: Those on both sides of oil-tax measure stretching to make case about effects on production, revenue

with James L. Sweeneyvia San Francisco Chronicle
Sunday, October 15, 2006

If there's one thing economists hate, it's a political ad making questionable claims about finance…

China’s Quest for Energy

by Heinrich Kreftvia Policy Review
Sunday, October 1, 2006

Resource diplomacy in a global market

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The Rapidly Changing Signs at the Gas Station Show Markets at Work

with Milton Friedmanvia New York Times
Thursday, August 24, 2006

The recent gyrations in oil prices offer a textbook illustration of how financial markets and commodity markets interact...

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Economics 101: Demand is the demon behind high gas prices

with James L. Sweeneyvia San Francisco Chronicle
Thursday, August 17, 2006

The nation's journey to $3 per gallon gas has been more like a drag race than a meandering road trip…

Breaking the Oil Habit

by Steve Steinvia Policy Review
Tuesday, August 1, 2006

Setting a direction for energy independence


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