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Climate Change Doesn’t Cause All Disasters

by Bjorn Lomborgvia The Wall Street Journal
Thursday, August 5, 2021

[Subscription Required] Warming annually causes about 120,000 heat deaths but prevents nearly 300,000 cold deaths.

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Joe Felter On Countering China In Their Own Backyard

interview with Joseph Feltervia Uncommon Knowledge
Wednesday, August 4, 2021


In this wide-ranging conversation, Dr. Felter discusses the ever growing threat to Taiwan from the People’s Republic of China and the state of preparedness for such a conflict in the United States and the West.
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“Infrastructure” Distortions

by Richard A. Epsteinvia Defining Ideas
Wednesday, August 4, 2021

The compromise legislation, though pared down, still inflates public spending to no reasonable end.


Adapting To Climate Change

by Terry Andersonvia PolicyEd
Tuesday, August 3, 2021

Enacting government policies that reveal the true costs of climate change will encourage people to adapt and mitigate its negative consequences.

Analysis and Commentary

Jonathan Rauch On The Constitution Of Knowledge

interview with Russ Robertsvia EconTalk
Monday, August 2, 2021

Journalist and author Jonathan Rauch talks about his book The Constitution of Knowledge with EconTalk host Russ Roberts. People come up with ideas all the time. But the vast majority of these ideas aren't worthwhile. Rauch argues that the constitution of knowledge--the norms and institutions for testing the reliability of new ideas and accumulating knowledge--has been dramatically altered by the internet and social media. 

Matters of Policy & Politics
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Matters Of Policy & Politics: A Recall Horse Race?

interview with Lee Ohanian, Bill Whalenvia Matters of Policy & Politics
Friday, July 30, 2021

The upcoming recall debate and the role of special-interest money in the special election in California.

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Pacific Century: Considering Kim’s Korea: Kim Jong-un And Biden

with Andrei Lankov, Michael R. Auslin, John Yoovia The Pacific Century
Thursday, July 29, 2021

North Korea expert Andrei Lankov on what’s next in Pyongyang.

EnvironmentAnalysis and Commentary

A New Low For San Francisco: $20,000 Designer Garbage Cans

by Lee Ohanianvia California on Your Mind
Tuesday, July 27, 2021

This is not a typo. There is not an extra zero. Nor two extra zeroes. San Francisco has approved a budget that works out to $20,000 per new city street garbage can.

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A Green Light For Russian Hegemony

by Paul R. Gregoryvia Defining Ideas
Monday, July 26, 2021

The US-German decision not to block Nord Stream 2 pipeline clears the way for Putin to tighten his grip on Ukraine and defy Europe.


Biden’s Surrender To Merkel On Nord Stream 2

by Kiron K. Skinner, Russell A. Bermanvia Foreign Policy
Monday, July 26, 2021

His support for the pipeline abandoned a bipartisan consensus, got nothing in return, and made the world less secure.


Research Teams

The Task Force on Energy Policy addresses energy policy in the United States and its effects on our domestic and international political priorities, particularly our national security.

The Arctic Security Initiative addresses the strategic and security implications of increased Arctic activity and identifies opportunities for shaping a safe, secure, and prosperous Arctic.