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Analysis and Commentary

Viewpoint: Examining The Science Denial Behind IFOAM—Organics International

by Henry I. Miller, Drew L. Kershenvia Genetic Literacy Project
Wednesday, April 25, 2018

The true-believers in organic agriculture, such as the International Federation of Organic Agriculture Movements (IFOAM—Organics International), are as deluded as those who deny the value of vaccines and, like them, have the potential to inflict tremendous harm.

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The Future Of Tech Policy

by Michael J. Boskinvia Project Syndicate
Wednesday, April 25, 2018

The far-reaching social, political, and economic risks posed by Big Tech have finally prompted a more concerted response from policymakers and regulators. As they consider how to manage disruption without stifling innovation, five issues will loom large.

In the News

Fox, Reason, Capitol Hill, And More Outreach Last Week

quoting Henry I. Millervia American Council on Science and Health
Tuesday, April 24, 2018

Henry Miller, MD, and Alex Berezow, PhD, note the uncomfortable truth a whole lot of people attending science march did not want to admit before the second science march - it was first about being against Trump, second about being against Pruitt, third about being against Republicans, and finally about being for the science issues Democrats accept more readily than Republicans. So a whole lot of signs, a whole lot of anti-science environmental groups sponsoring stuff, and hardly a mention of agriculture (except organic food), medicine (except the alternatives to medicine) and no mention at all of energy.

Analysis and Commentary

Earth Day: More About Hurling Tomatoes Than Planting Them

by Henry I. Miller, Jeff Stiervia American Greatness
Tuesday, April 24, 2018

Earth Day has changed a lot since its inception in 1970, and not for the better. In the spirit of the time, it started as a touchy-feely, consciousness-raising, idealistic experience. Attendees were prototypic tree-huggers.

Analysis and Commentary

The Internet Is The New Wheel Of Fortune

by Niall Fergusonvia Boston Globe
Monday, April 23, 2018

I am not prone to anxiety. I inherited from my parents a relatively robust mental constitution. I am rarely introspective and have never sought psychological or psychiatric help. Last week, however, I experienced an uncontrollable panic attack.

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In the News

Earth Day: The Impact Of Plants On Mental Health

quoting William Damonvia The Utah Statesman
Sunday, April 22, 2018

Plants play vital roles in the ecosystem. They convert carbon dioxide to oxygen which allows the majority of animal life on the planet to thrive. Thanks to research done by the Royal Botanical Gardens in the United Kingdom, there are approximately 391,000 known species of vascular plants.

In the News

Kanye Vs. The Thought Police

quoting Thomas Sowellvia Townhall
Sunday, April 22, 2018

Kanye West, the Chicago rapper who is now married to Kim Kardashian, has been on a stream of consciousness tell-all via Twitter the past few days. In his ranting, Kanye has said seemingly unrelated thoughts such as “images are limitless and words aren't. Words are defined” and “truth is my goal. Controversy is my gym. I'll do a hundred reps of controversy for a 6 pack of truth.”

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Lee Ohanian On The Lars Larson National Podcast (1:21:47)

interview with Lee Ohanianvia Lars Larson National Podcast
Friday, April 20, 2018

Hoover Institution fellow Lee Ohanian discusses how the free market can solve our problems if we would let it especially concerning the environment.

In the News

Federal Government Continues To Give Native American Tribes A Bad Deal

quoting Terry Andersonvia The Western Journal
Friday, April 20, 2018

The Department of the Interior has worked steadily to increase opportunity and access to the federal lands and resources under its purview. Earlier this week, the department released a comprehensive list of its accomplishments thus far in 2018.

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Analysis and Commentary

Earth Day Has Embraced Hysteria And Abandoned Science

by Henry I. Miller, Jeff Stiervia Fox News
Friday, April 20, 2018

Sunday is Earth Day, a celebration conceived by then-U.S. Senator Gaylord Nelson and first held in 1970 as a “symbol of environmental responsibility and stewardship.” In the spirit of the time, it was a touchy-feely, consciousness-raising, New Age experience. Most activities were organized at the grassroots level.

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