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Analysis and Commentary

The Green New Deal Presents Americans With A Choice

by Lanhee J. Chenvia Townhall
Tuesday, February 19, 2019

Some in the mainstream media have tried to marginalize the Green New Deal, characterizing it as only relevant to a few politicians on the far left. The reality is very different. The Green New Deal has become the policy manifesto for many prominent Democrats—including most of the leading candidates for president in 2020.

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The Farcical “Green New Deal"

by Richard A. Epsteinvia Defining Ideas
Tuesday, February 19, 2019

This proposal is a grab bag of sophomoric policies designed to placate the radical left.

In the News

Park Protection Lawsuit May Have Unexpected Clout

quoting Richard A. Epsteinvia The Chicago Maroon
Monday, February 18, 2019

A lawsuit filed by the environmental advocacy group Protect Our Parks (POP) has gained unexpected traction in its effort to block the arrival of the Obama Presidential Center (OPC) in Jackson Park. Although the suit was not expected to seriously impact proceedings, a flurry of amici curiae (friends of the court) briefs and two ruling delays, most recently on February 14, have raised the question of whether the lawsuit will alter the current course of the OPC. The City approved the OPC’s proposal in May 2018.

Analysis and Commentary

Catherine Semcer On Poaching, Preserves, And African Wildlife

by Russell Robertsvia EconTalk
Monday, February 18, 2019

Catherine Semcer of the Property and Environment Research Center (PERC) talks with EconTalk host Russ Roberts about the role of incentives in preserving wildlife in Africa. The conversation discusses how allowing limited hunting of big game such as elephants and using revenue from hunting licenses to reward local communities for habitat stewardship has improved both habitat and wildlife populations while reducing poaching.

Analysis and Commentary

Green New Deal A Peaen On To Naive Idealism

by Richard A. Epsteinvia Las Vegas Review-Journal
Saturday, February 16, 2019

The highly publicized resolution known as the Green New Deal, inspired by the fevered socialism of Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, insists that it is “the duty of the federal government to create a Green New Deal.” The proposal will, in time, go down as one of the nuttiest public policy documents ever written in the history of the United States.

Ohanian: Green New Deal Is Unrealistic, Socialistic

interview with Lee Ohanian
Friday, February 15, 2019

Senior Fellow Lee Ohanian of the Hoover Institution says the Green New Deal cannot be paid for and represents a huge step toward a socialistic, command-driven economy in the United States that would reduce freedom for all individuals.

The New Nihilism

by Victor Davis Hansonvia Defining Ideas
Monday, February 18, 2019

The Trump-loathing American left has spiraled out of control.

In the News

Teaching Digital Subjects Alone Won't Close The Skills Gap

quoting Michael Spencevia Forbes
Monday, February 18, 2019

A British MP talked about something other than Brexit the other week. Conservative MP Robert Halfon was speaking up for children’s education and how he wanted to smash up the current exam system to give young people better skills for their future working lives.


Ohanian: Green New Deal Is Unrealistic, Socialistic

Friday, February 15, 2019
Hoover Institution, Stanford University

Senior Fellow Lee Ohanian of the Hoover Institution says the Green New Deal cannot be paid for and represents a huge step toward a socialistic, command-driven economy in the United States that would reduce freedom for all individuals.


Trade, Technology, And Jobs: How To Think About Free Trade

by John B. Taylorvia PolicyEd
Friday, February 15, 2019

The consequences of free trade are very similar to what happens when a new technology is invented. In both cases goods and services get better and more affordable for everyone, new jobs are created, and some jobs are replaced. So, the next time someone proposes new trade barriers, imagine instead that they had proposed outlawing a new invention.


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