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Statement Backing Hoover Fellow And Stanford Professor’s Carbon Tax Proposal Garners Record-Setting Support From Economists

featuring George P. Shultzvia Stanford Daily
Wednesday, February 20, 2019

A record-setting 3,333 economists, including 32 at Stanford, have signed a statement supporting a carbon tax proposal co-authored by Stanford Professor Emeritus and former Secretary of State George Shultz, the nonprofit Climate Leadership Council announced on Monday. The proposal would levy a tax on the production and use of carbon emissions that increases over time but remains revenue neutral; collected money would be returned to U.S. citizens in equal payments, so the government would spend none of the money.

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The Libertarian: The Green New Deal

interview with Richard A. Epsteinvia The Libertarian
Thursday, February 14, 2019

The new policy proposal is an exercise in progressive absurdity.

Interviews

Sebastian Gorka And Lanhee Chen On The Green New Deal And Electoral College

interview with Lanhee J. Chenvia Townhall Review
Wednesday, February 13, 2019

Hoover Institution fellow Lanhee Chen discusses Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez’s Green New Deal as well as the importance of the electoral college and judicial appointments.

Interviews

Lanhee Chen: Socialism's Siren Song

interview with Lanhee J. Chenvia Armstrong and Getty
Wednesday, February 13, 2019

Hoover Institution fellow Lanhee Chen discusses the Green New Deal and why Americans should be concerned.

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What’s The Best Policy For Combating Climate Change?

quoting Kenneth L. Juddvia Chicago Booth Review
Tuesday, February 12, 2019

One of the difficulties of mitigating climate change is that when people or companies send carbon dioxide into the atmosphere—thereby contributing to a process that is raising global temperatures—they don’t pay the full environmental cost of that action.

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Make the Outdoors Great Again

by Terry Andersonvia Hoover Digest
Friday, January 25, 2019

Our national parks need capital, not stingy congressional handouts. Modest increases in entrance fees—and perhaps sponsorships?—could provide the money they need without adding to the federal debt.

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Redefining Energy Security: Blueprint For America

by Admiral James O. Ellis Jr. via PolicyEd
Tuesday, January 22, 2019

The United States is close to achieving energy independence for the first time in decades, but it should go further to achieve energy security.

EnvironmentFeatured

A Market For Water Would Solve Many Of California’s Water Woes

by Lee Ohanianvia California on Your Mind
Tuesday, January 22, 2019

Last week’s column described how California has not provided reliable and reasonably priced water supplies to Californians. It also described how failure to maintain existing water infrastructure and invest in new water infrastructure has played an important role in California’s chronic water shortages. 

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Perspectives On Policy: Free Market Environmentalism

by Terry Andersonvia PolicyEd
Wednesday, January 9, 2019

Most environmental problems result from the tragedy of the commons. The typical response to environmental issues is to turn to government regulation. In contrast, free market environmentalism embraces the lessons of markets by defining and enforcing property rights to prevent overconsumption or other negative outcomes.

In the News

U.S. Needs New Arctic Icebreakers. Will Trump's Border Wall Get In The Way?

quoting Alice Hillvia WXXV 25
Monday, December 3, 2018
As the ice disappears, the Arctic is increasingly busy. More ship traffic is pouring into northern shipping routes that are now open for longer periods at the same time that demand for oil and gas is rising. The dissolving ice has become less predictable, raising the risk of ships running aground and spilling oil or stranding cargo, crew and cruise passengers. There are also worries about illegal fishing and smuggling.

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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.

The Arctic Security Initiative addresses the strategic and security implications of increased Arctic activity and identifies opportunities for shaping a safe, secure, and prosperous Arctic.