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In the News

Calif. Farm Workers’ Appellate Court Victory To Evict United Farm Workers Union

quoting Michael McConnellvia Canada Free Press
Monday, June 4, 2018

Gerawan Farming workers just won a huge victory over the United farm Workers labor union and California Agricultural Labor Relations Board. In a 3-0 decision, the Fifth District Court of Appeal ordered the California Agricultural Labor Relations Board to count the workers’ ballots from the November 2013 election to decertify the United Farm Workers labor union, and issue a tally.

Featured

Sea Level Rise Is Pushing Coastal Property Owners To Move To Higher Ground

by Terry Andersonvia CNN
Sunday, June 3, 2018

Despite the apocalyptic drumbeat from climate scientists, most Americans remain skeptical that climate change is the "most urgent threat facing our entire species," as actor Leonardo DiCaprio argues. According to a 2017 Yale poll, only 20% of Americans were "very worried" about global warming. Moreover, a Pew survey found that only 39% of Americans trust scientists "a lot" for "full and accurate information about the causes of global climate change."

Analysis and Commentary

Why Not Genetically Engineered Organic Foods?

by Henry I. Miller, John Cohrssenvia Washington Examiner
Sunday, June 3, 2018

USDA’s arbitrary rules about what is permitted for the “organic” designation prohibit important advances in agriculture and food production, and they unnecessarily restrict consumer choice. That could be remedied by expanding what is permitted under the federal National Organic Standards, and this would be an opportune time.

Analysis and Commentary

Perspective: FDA Overreach On Genetically Engineered Animals

by Henry I. Miller, John Cohrssenvia Issues in Science and Technology
Friday, June 1, 2018
The oft-quoted quip "To a man with a hammer, everything looks like a nail" anticipated the practice of federal agencies expanding their mandate by shoehorning policy initiatives into regulatory regimes for which they were never intended.
In the News

Summer Reading List 2018

mentioning Niall Fergusonvia Crosswalk
Thursday, May 31, 2018

Every year, shortly after Memorial Day, I offer 10 titles as a suggested summer reading list. These are books that I have either read over the past year or plan to read myself over the summer.

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Peter Thiel “50-80% Chance Bitcoin Prices Will Fall”

quoting Niall Fergusonvia Koinalert
Wednesday, May 30, 2018

Peter Theil believes that there is 50-80% chance that the prices of Bitcoin will go down. The prices, Thiel claims, can go down to such an extent that it will make the Bitcoin useless for all intent and purpose. But he also claimed that there is 20-50% chance that the prices can go up in the near future. Theil was surely betting against the Bitcoin this time. He said that he was not sure that he would suggest people to run out right now and buy these cryptocurrencies.

In the News

What Georgia's Failed 'Hack Back' Bill Says About The Future Of Cybersecurity Laws

quoting Herbert Linvia CIO Dive
Tuesday, May 29, 2018

In an age of maturing cyberattacks, risking a hack back may not be worth the emotional gratification.

Analysis and Commentary

The Scary Economics Of Illegal Fentanyl

by David R. Hendersonvia EconLog
Tuesday, May 29, 2018

The opioids as a class have what is known as a "narrow therapeutic window," where the "window" is the range between the median effective dose (ED50) - the dose that's has the desired effect in half the population - and the median lethal dose (LD50). The larger the LD50/ED50 ratio (the wider the "window") the safer the drug will be in terms of overdose risk.

In the News

Niall Ferguson To Bank Of England, “Bitcoin Is The Future”

featuring Niall Fergusonvia Koinalert
Monday, May 28, 2018

The ubiquitous response from the financial community regarding the advent of cryptocurrencies was mostly negative with some representing cautions. Everybody was disturbed by the disruptive potential of the new arrival. But in order to truly understand the phenomenon, one must contextualize the advent of crypto technology. This means looking at them with a historian lens and not to impose presentism in its analysis.

Interviews

Henry Miller On The John Batchelor Show

interview with Henry I. Millervia The John Batchelor Show
Saturday, May 26, 2018

Hoover Institution fellow Henry Miller discusses his Science 2.0 article "Science Triumphs At The EPA. For Now."

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