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Analysis and Commentary

Buying Organic? You’re Getting Ripped Off

by Henry I. Millervia Daily Caller
Thursday, August 30, 2018

False and misleading advertising by the organic agriculture and food industries is out of control and sowing consumer fear, confusion and mistrust.

IntellectionsFeatured

Carbon Taxes: The Most Efficient Way To Reduce Emissions

by George P. Shultzvia PolicyEd
Wednesday, August 29, 2018

A revenue neutral carbon tax would automatically encourage consumers and producers to shift toward energy sources that emit less carbon.

Analysis and Commentary

Junk Science And Leftist Folklore Have Set California Ablaze

by Bruce Thorntonvia Front Page Magazine
Friday, August 17, 2018

The Left Coast is burning. Oregon is fighting 13 wildfires encompassing 185,000 acres. California is battling 19 fires, including tornados of fire called "fire whirls," which have gobbled up 577,000 acres and left eight dead. A good progressive who never lets a crisis go to waste, Governor Jerry Brown told Californians, “With climate change, some scientists are saying that Southern California is literally burning up.”

Policy BriefsFeatured

Terry Anderson Asks Who Washes A Rental Car?

by Terry Andersonvia PolicyEd
Wednesday, August 15, 2018

Environmental problems result from the tragedy of the commons. In order to solve those problems, free market environmentalists look toward the one place where the tragedy of the commons doesn’t happen – in markets with clearly defined, enforced, and tradeable property rights. Property rights give people the incentive to protect their assets, and environmental problems often come down to the fact no one has an incentive to conserve the environment.

Interviews

Henry Miller Discusses The Organic Industry On The Andrea Kaye Show (39:45)

interview with Henry I. Millervia The Andrea Kaye Show
Friday, August 10, 2018

Hoover Institution fellow Henry Miller discusses his Wall Street Journal article "The Organic Industry Is Lying to You."

Analysis and Commentary

An Endangered Frog Ends Up In The Regulatory Swamp

by Henry I. Millervia The Daily Caller
Wednesday, August 1, 2018
The Trump administration unveiled its main effort to overhaul the Endangered Species Act on July 19, when the Interior and Commerce Departments proposed important changes to the law.
Analysis and Commentary

Building Coastal Resilience For Greater U.S. Security

by Alice Hill, Christopher B. Field, Meaghan E. Parker, Roger-Mark De Souza, Katharine J. Machvia Pacific Council on International Policy
Monday, July 30, 2018

Coastal communities are on the front lines of a changing climate. Rising, warming seas are contributing to stronger storms, higher extreme sea levels, and associated coastal flooding, along with increasing "sunny day" nuisance flooding. These shifting hazards amplify risks for people, valuable assets, essential infrastructure, and important economic industries such as energy production and shipping.

Analysis and Commentary

A Case Against A Carbon Tax For All Ideologies

by David R. Hendersonvia EconLog
Saturday, July 28, 2018

Earlier this week Brad Polumbo published a piece in the Washington Examiner making a case for a carbon tax. His piece, “A Conservative Case for the Carbon Tax,” Washington Examiner, July 26, 2018, covers some ground that will be familiar to many people who have followed the debate.

Analysis and Commentary

How Russia And NGOs Collude To Damage American Exceptionalism

by Henry I. Miller, Jon Entinevia The Daily Caller
Thursday, July 19, 2018

Modern genetic engineering techniques applied to agriculture are making stunning advances. This year, after decades in (gratuitous) regulatory limbo, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration, Health Canada and Food Standards Australia New Zealand gave the green light to domestic import and consumption of Golden Rice, which has been genetically modified to produce provitamin-A.

Golden Gate Bridge in San Francisco, California
In the News

California Hits Greenhouse Gas Emission Cutting Goal

quoting Jeremy Carlvia Island Daily Tribune
Thursday, July 12, 2018
California hits greenhouse gas emission cutting goal, indicating the state’s effort in fighting against climate change. California’s greenhouse gas pollution has fallen below 1990 levels, the state’s Air Resources Board claims.

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