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Optimism Despite The March Of The Economists

with Niall Fergusonvia Forbes
Monday, May 4, 2009

Not in recent memory have economists been so popular, nor were more in the steady march of dispensing wisdom nightly on TV, in columns, installed as federal potentates, czars of financial recovery and as pundits, prognosticators and purveyors of wisdom--everywhere...

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Some Economics of Flu Pandemics

by Gary S. Beckervia Becker-Posner Blog
Sunday, May 3, 2009

Every century or so, a major flu pandemic (an epidemic with a global impact) occurs...

Analysis and Commentary

Cancer Patients Deserve Faster Access to Life-Saving Drugs

by Richard A. Epsteinvia Wall Street Journal
Saturday, May 2, 2009

As President Barack Obama's new Food and Drug Administration team of Margaret Hamburg and Joshua Sharfstein take the reins, they must decide what to do with off-label uses of FDA-approved drugs...

Analysis and Commentary

When Environmental 'Catastrophes' Really Aren't

by Peter M. Robinsonvia Forbes
Friday, May 1, 2009

This year we mark the anniversaries of two environmental catastrophes...

Analysis and Commentary

Will Bad Science Policy Sink Recovery?

by Henry I. Millervia Investor's Business Daily
Thursday, April 30, 2009

President Obama tried recently to reassure a nation jittery about the economy: "(W)ith every test, each generation has found the capacity to not only endure, but to prosper — to discover great opportunity in the midst of great crisis."...

Analysis and Commentary

The Fajita Flu

by Henry I. Millervia TCS Daily
Wednesday, April 29, 2009

Influenza pandemics are the stuff of nightmares...

Analysis and Commentary

Understanding Swine Flu

by Henry I. Millervia Wall Street Journal
Tuesday, April 28, 2009

The extent and impact of the swine flu epidemic, which appears to have originated in Mexico and spread rapidly to a dozen countries and parts of the U.S., is still unknown...

Analysis and Commentary

More crop for the drop

by Henry I. Millervia Los Angeles Times
Monday, April 27, 2009

America's politicians and government officials have been slow to grasp the importance of societal resilience -- the ability to recover from or adapt to adversity...

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Reporter's Notes: Let's Weatherize!

with James L. Sweeneyvia KQED
Friday, April 24, 2009

Since people seem to nod off a bit when I say I'm working on a story about energy efficiency, I've had to re-tool my pitch...

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Will California Shuck Corn Ethanol?

with Henry I. Millervia Investor's Business Daily
Thursday, April 23, 2009

Energy Policy: California regulators are ready to conclude that corn ethanol cannot help the state fight global warming...

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