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Analysis and Commentary

Remembering Who Is Keeping Us Alive

by Victor Davis Hansonvia National Review
Saturday, March 14, 2020

I tried an experiment yesterday. I went to four large supermarkets in Fresno County, the nation’s largest and most diverse food-producing county, and looked at both checkouts and shelf space. The two big sellers seemed to be cleansers of all sorts (bleach wipes were all sold out, for example) and staples such as canned soup, pasta, and canned fish and preserved meat.

Analysis and CommentaryEconomy

Are Big Drops In Oil Prices Bad?

by David R. Hendersonvia EconLog
Wednesday, March 11, 2020

The question in this title was asked by someone on Facebook Monday morning. That motivated me to write my latest Defining Ideas article, which came out a little while ago.

Analysis and CommentaryNational Security

Chaos In Europe – It's Tricky Being World's Largest Importer Of Gas, Oil And Critic, Too

by Victor Davis Hansonvia Fox News
Thursday, January 16, 2020

Despite its cool Green parties and ambitious wind and solar agendas, Europe remains by far the world’s largest importer of oil and natural gas.

In the News

Iran’s Oil Muscle Weakened By US Energy Dominance

quoting James L. Sweeneyvia Yahoo Finance
Tuesday, January 7, 2020

America has emerged as a force in the world energy markets and that means geopolitical risks are not what they used to be for commodities despite tensions with Iran bubbling up again.

Analysis and Commentary

Humans Can Survive Underwater

by Bjorn Lomborgvia Project Syndicate
Thursday, November 21, 2019

Alarming media stories that twist the facts about rising sea levels are dangerous because they scare people unnecessarily and push policymakers toward excessively expensive measures to reduce greenhouse-gas emissions. The real solution is to lift the world’s poorest out of poverty and protect them with simple infrastructure.

David Berlinski
In the News

“Erudite,” “Profound,” “Beautifully Wrought”: Peter Robinson On Berlinski’s Human Nature

quoting Peter M. Robinsonvia Evolution News
Tuesday, November 19, 2019

Those are just some of the terms of apt praise applied to David Berlinsk’s new book, Human Nature, by Peter Robinson, Murdoch Distinguished Policy Fellow at Stanford University’s Hoover Institution.

Featured

Beijing Can’t Bring Home The Bacon

by Michael R. Auslinvia The Wall Street Journal
Tuesday, November 5, 2019

Along with slow growth and high-tech oppression, pork shortages may make the Chinese masses squeal.

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The Libertarian: Moving Left On Energy

interview with Richard A. Epsteinvia The Libertarian
Thursday, October 31, 2019

Green energy policies at the state and federal level are starting to have an impact — in all the wrong ways.

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Area 45: James Sweeney On California’s Electricity Woes

interview with James L. Sweeneyvia Area 45
Friday, October 18, 2019

Why can’t the world’s fifth-largest economy keep its lights on?

In the News

California Turns Off A Lot More Than Just The Lights With Forced Blackouts

quoting Victor Davis Hansonvia PJ Media
Monday, October 14, 2019

Going solar isn’t necessarily any protection from California’s new “planned” power outages, and local residents and businesses are enduring a lot more than just a few inconveniences.

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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.