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Blood and Oil

by Victor Davis Hansonvia Tribune Media Services
Wednesday, November 29, 2006

With the gruesome killing of former Russian spy Alexander Litvinenko, Vladimir Putin's Russia stands accused of poisoning yet another critic...

In the News

A Crude Awakening

with Michael McFaulvia Stanford Magazine
Wednesday, November 29, 2006

Every day, the United States burns through 20.7 million barrels of oil...

In the News

Divided EU, Russia Begin Talks Amid Energy, Trade Tensions

with Timothy Garton Ashvia Wall Street Journal
Thursday, November 23, 2006

European Union officials face a difficult meeting today with Russian President Vladimir Putin in Helsinki, after Poland stuck with its decision to veto the start of talks on a new EU-Russia framework agreement...

In the News

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…

In the News

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…

In the News

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 Task Force on Energy Policy addresses energy policy in the United States and its effects on our domestic and international political priorities, particularly our national security.