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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.


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."

In the News

Fentanyl Breeds New Era Of Drug Kingpin

quoting Martin Feldsteinvia The Fix
Friday, May 25, 2018

“Fentanyl is a smuggler’s dream. It’s compact. It’s valuable. It’s fantastic for the smugglers and it’s terrible for law enforcement.”

Analysis and Commentary

Dishonest Policymaking Stings The European Commission On Honeybee Health

by Henry I. Millervia The Daily Caller
Friday, May 25, 2018
Misconceptions about the physical and biological world can persist long after the science is settled.
Analysis and Commentary

Hawaii Volcano And China Sea Islands Alter World's Geography

by Markos Kounalakisvia McClatchy DC
Thursday, May 24, 2018
Kilauea’s volcanic lava flows are not only burning down Hawaiian homes on their path towards the Pacific Ocean but also creating new territory, adding landmass to the American state and making the Big Island even bigger.
In the News

Trump Can’t Block Tweets From Ex-Guantanamo Guard And A ‘Grammy-Losing Songwriter,’ Judge Rules

quoting Michael McConnellvia San Jose Mercury News
Wednesday, May 23, 2018

President Trump’s blocking of his critics on Twitter is unconstitutional, a judge ruled Wednesday in a decision that addresses a fairly new issue for our time: the relationship on social media between those who govern and the governed.

In the News

With Fentanyl, China Uses Opium War Tactics Against Us

quoting Markos Kounalakisvia American Thinker
Wednesday, May 23, 2018

Federal prosecutors in Mississippi charged [Chinese national] Yan, 41, in September with leading an empire built on the manufacture and sale of drugs related to fentanyl, one of the world's deadliest and most profitable narcotics. So strong that it's been studied as a chemical weapon, the drug has saturated American streets with breathtaking speed: It kills more people than any other opioid, including prescription pills and heroin, because it's so easy to overdose. 

The Network:\

featuring Jamil Jaffer
Monday, May 21, 2018

The Network is a group of high-level digital security experts from across government, the private sector and security research community invited by The Washington Post to vote in surveys on the most pressing issues in the field. Our regular surveys will highlight insights from some of the most influential people in cybersecurity. They include members of Congress and the Trump administration, the country’s top security researchers and senior leaders at companies as varied as Facebook, General Motors and Visa.

In the News

Media Favor California Solar Mandate That Will Cost $10K Per Home

quoting Lee Ohanianvia News Busters, Media Research Center
Tuesday, May 22, 2018

California is king when it comes to environmental regulations, but the latest decision to mandate solar panels comes at a high price. For homeowners.


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