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Is Sex Selection of Births Undesirable? BECKER

by Gary S. Beckervia Becker-Posner Blog
Monday, February 12, 2007

In China in 2005, 118 boys were born for every 100 girls born.

In the News

When It Comes to Innovation, Geography Is Destiny

with Paul M. Romervia New York Times
Saturday, February 10, 2007

In our celebrity-studded world, where we make a cult of genius and individual achievement, the mind rebels at the notion that geography trumps personality...

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Successful Vaccination Breeds Complacency

with Henry I. Millervia Wall Street Journal
Friday, February 9, 2007

In regard to Henry Miller's review of Arthur Allen's book "Vaccine" ("Taking Their Best Shot," Bookshelf, Leisure & Arts, Feb. 1): Dr. Miller provides an incisive rear-view-mirror account of how vaccines and immunization have freed and protected us from many deadly and debilitating diseases...

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The political economy of global warming

by Russell Robertsvia Cafe Hayek
Wednesday, February 7, 2007

The din to do something about global warming appears to be deafening...

Analysis and Commentary

Why skepticism is sound on global warming

by Tibor R. Machanvia Freedom Communications
Tuesday, February 6, 2007

In the global warming debate the big issue is whether what humans do contributes significantly to global warming...

In the News

Discounting Greenhouse Gas Effects in the Distant Future-BECKER

by Gary S. Beckervia Becker-Posner Blog
Sunday, February 4, 2007

Under present scientific calculations, environmental damage from global warming at current rates of CO2 emissions will be large, especially during the latter half of this century and throughout the next few centuries...

Analysis and Commentary

The Hazards of Organic Farming

by Henry I. Millervia Wall Street Journal
Saturday, February 3, 2007

Mark Eisner's ill-informed Letter (Jan. 29) is the perfect affirmative response to the headline in the Letters section "Are Organic Food Advocates in Thrall to Mythology Rather Than Science?"

Analysis and Commentary

Henry Miller on The Cloning of Regulations

by Henry I. Millervia LegalNews.tv
Saturday, February 3, 2007

If it’s true that developments in California are a harbinger of "progress" elsewhere in the nation, Americans are in big trouble...

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What do women want?

by Russell Robertsvia Cafe Hayek
Thursday, February 1, 2007

In this earlier post, I began a discussion of what are called Pigovian taxes, taxes to reduce activities where the harm caused by one's actions are imposed on others, what economists call negative externalities...

Analysis and Commentary

Clone: It's What's for Dinner

by Henry I. Millervia TCS Daily
Tuesday, January 30, 2007

California politics lately seems a parody of itself...

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