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Analysis and Commentary

Drug Regulation: The Worst Has Become the Norm

by Henry I. Millervia TCS Daily
Wednesday, September 26, 2007

The pendulum swings back and forth about what ails the regulation of drug development...

Analysis and Commentary

Offset away our guilt

by Peter Schweizervia USA Today
Tuesday, September 25, 2007

Some environmentalists are pushing a nifty idea to get people out of the moral quandary of being alarmed by CO2 emissions but not wanting to change their lifestyles...

In the News

Kyoto’s Unintended Consequence: Ozone Depletion

with George P. Shultzvia Daily Green
Monday, September 24, 2007

Producing HCFCs to replace CFCs that deplete the stratospheric ozone layer generates HFCs, which have thousands of times the global warming potential of CO2...

In the News

Grab Bag: Munger and Roberts on Recycling, Peak Oil and Steroids

by Russell Robertsvia EconTalk
Monday, September 24, 2007

Mike Munger, of Duke University, and EconTalk host Russ Roberts clean up some loose ends from their previous conversation on recycling, move on to talk about the idea of buying local to reduce one's carbon footprint and then talk about the idea of peak oil...

Analysis and Commentary

Global warming skeptics not the same as 'deniers'

by Tibor R. Machanvia Freedom Communications
Friday, September 21, 2007

Someone I know in the community of academic philosophers who works mostly in environmental ethics recently labeled me a "global warming denier" because I - along with quite a few lay and expert individuals interested in the topic - am skeptical about the human contribution to global warming and related environmentalist contentions...

In the News

Remarks by Henrietta Holsman Fore, Acting Administrator, U.S. Agency for International Development

with George P. Shultzvia PR Newswire
Wednesday, September 19, 2007

The following is a transcript of remarks by Henrietta Holsman Fore, Acting Administrator, U.S. Agency for International Development...

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Gaia Online Launches Council of Economic Advisors, Revamps Marketplace

with Milton Friedmanvia PRWeb
Monday, September 17, 2007

Gaia Online, the leading online hangout for teens, today announced that it has created a Council of Economic Advisors to be comprised of industry experts, academics, and other specialists to provide on-going analysis and guidance with respect to Gaia's virtual economy...

In the News

Dropping drug may pump up price of milk

with Henry I. Millervia Miami Herald
Thursday, September 13, 2007

Food-safety advocates and scientists disagree on whether milk containing hormones is bad for humans and cows, but this much is clear: You won't see much of it anymore in Florida grocery stores...

In the News

China's Air Pollution

by Gary S. Beckervia Becker-Posner Blog
Sunday, September 9, 2007

It is more or less inevitable that China's economy will spew out a lot of pollution, given its extraordinary rate of growth for over 20 years, and the abundant supplies of coal that fuel its power generation...

In the News

The issue of our time

with James L. Sweeneyvia San Francisco Chronicle
Sunday, September 9, 2007

There should be no doubt that global warming is the most compelling issue of our time...

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