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Analysis and Commentary

Killing A 5th, And Big, Bird

by David R. Hendersonvia Econlib
Friday, June 24, 2022

Co-blogger Scott Sumner has written an excellent post on how a temporary cut in the federal gasoline tax (from its current 18.4 cents to gallon to zero) will cause the 4 effects he mentions.

Analysis and Commentary

Bolt-On Vs Baked-In Cybersecurity

by Herbert Linvia Lawfare
Thursday, June 23, 2022

A few weeks ago, the annual RSA Conference met in San Francisco. The conference is among the world’s largest cybersecurity events, and it thus provides a useful opportunity to reflect on current issues in cybersecurity.


US Weapons Technology Can Help Ukraine While Reassuring Russia

by Herbert Linvia The Hill
Tuesday, June 21, 2022

Since the start of U.S. military assistance to Ukraine in the wake of the Russian invasion, the United States has sought to walk a fine line between helping Ukraine to defend itself and provoking a broader war with Russia.

Analysis and Commentary

How To Alleviate The Looming Global Hunger Crisis

by Bjorn Lomborgvia The Punch Newspapers
Monday, June 20, 2022

A global food crisis is looming, so policymakers everywhere need to think hard about how to make food cheaper and more plentiful.

Fossil-Fuel Price Spikes Are Causing Pain But Little Climate Payoff

by Bjorn Lomborgvia New York Post
Monday, June 20, 2022

For three decades, climate campaigners have fought to make fossil fuels so expensive that people would be forced to abandon them.

Analysis and Commentary

The Rich World’s Climate Hypocrisy

by Bjorn Lomborgvia Opinion Journal (WSJ Live)
Monday, June 20, 2022

[Subscription Required] They beg for more oil and coal for themselves while telling developing lands to rely on solar and wind.

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Pacific Century: Japan’s Power Play In Asia Counters China

interview with Shihoko Goto, Yuki Tatsumivia The Pacific Century
Thursday, June 16, 2022

A discussion with Shihoko Goto and Yuki Tatsumi.

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Al-Qaeda’s Afflictions

interview with Cole Bunzel, Nelly Lahoudvia The Caravan Notebook
Monday, June 13, 2022

Caravan analyzes al-Qaeda's motives and operations based on the Bin Laden papers.


Climate Finance Emperor Update

by John H. Cochranevia The Grumpy Economist
Thursday, June 9, 2022

I wrote a review of Stuart Kirk's climate finance speech, which among other things criticized the Dutch Central Bank for putting fingers on the scale in order to make "climate financial risk" look bigger than it is. 

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More Than “One Damn Thing,” with Bill Barr

interview with William P. Barrvia Uncommon Knowledge
Tuesday, June 7, 2022


In William P. Barr's new book, One Damn Thing after Another: Memoirs of an Attorney General, Barr goes into great detail about the chaos, the troubles, and the triumph that occurred during the time of his service under President Trump. This wide-ranging interview covers Russiagate, the COVID outbreak, civil unrest, the impeachment, and the 2020 election fallout.


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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.

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