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Analysis and Commentary

How We Can Prevent The Next Killer Flu Epidemic

by Henry I. Millervia Newsweek
Tuesday, February 13, 2018

Seasonal outbreaks of flu kill many thousands of Americans even in a good year, and this is a bad one.


Physician: We Need A Universal Flu Vaccine -- No More Excuses

by Henry I. Millervia Fox News
Tuesday, February 6, 2018

My late father could recall as a child the horrendous flu pandemic of 1918-19. Horse-drawn wagons piled with corpses rolled through the streets of Philadelphia, where the death toll that winter was 15,556. In total, more than 500,000 Americans died. Worldwide, the pandemic was the worst in history, claiming between 50 million and 100 million lives.

In the News

Priorities Magazine Winter 2018

mentioning Henry I. Millervia Priorities Magazine
Wednesday, January 31, 2018

The Winter 2018 issue of Priorities magazine is now available from the American Council on Science and Health.

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No More Hot Air

by David R. Henderson, John H. Cochrane via Hoover Digest
Friday, January 26, 2018

If the climate is changing, political rhetoric won't help. Hard economic data can.

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The Libertarian: Climate Change, The Law, And Economics

interview with Richard A. Epsteinvia Defining Ideas (Hoover Institution)
Friday, January 19, 2018

Suing oil companies isn't a serious way to address climate change.

In the News

5 Hot Books: The Rise Of Marijuana In America, Rethinking Vietnam, And More

featuring Niall Fergusonvia The National Book Review
Wednesday, January 17, 2018

Ferguson, one of the most prominent, intellectually provocative, and contrarian historians at work today, argues that the world is shaped by the interactions of entrenched hierarchies and disruptive upstart “networks.” Drawing from myriad disciplines, from economics and sociology to neuroscience and organizational behavior, Ferguson contends that the importance of social networks has been traditionally overlooked and that his book is a corrective. With a broad sweep, he looks at these networks from the 15th century and the printing presses that challenged the Catholic Church and monarchy, to Silicon Valley today, where informal social networks disrupt traditional ways of doing things.


Misguided Activism Imperils Potential Of Golden Rice

by Henry I. Millervia Genetic Literacy Project
Wednesday, January 10, 2018

"Their eyes tell their sad stories as ghostly white irises give way to vacant stares. We can look at them but they can’t look back at us. They’ve gone blind because of malnutrition.,” V. Ravichandran, a farmer in Tamil Nadu, India, describing children suffering from vitamin A deficiency.

Analysis and Commentary

Report From The Cyberwar Front Lines

by Tunku Varadarajanfeaturing Toomas Hendrik Ilvesvia Wall Street Journal
Friday, December 29, 2017

Estonia’s former President Toomas Hendrik Ilves warns the West to harden defenses against cyberattack and makes the case for a universal electronic ID.

In the News

10 Books Every FinTech Professional Should Read in 2018

mentioning Niall Fergusonvia FinTech Pulse
Friday, December 22, 2017

It’s safe to say banking is not the same industry it was a few years ago. If you are working in a bank or any other financial institution, you will be well aware how crucial it is to stay ahead of industry trends and technology advancements. With 2018 knocking at our door, it’s time to recap on our learnings and plan ahead for the things we want to achieve during the coming year.

Fake News Is Bad Enough. But Fake Science Is Even More Dangerous

by Henry I. Miller
Thursday, December 7, 2017

Few people remember the specifics of what they learned in their high school science classes. But science has everyday importance.


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