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Analysis and Commentary

The Neonic Ban: A Scientific Fraud Becomes Enshrined In EU Regulatory Law

by Henry I. Millervia Science 2.0
Tuesday, May 15, 2018

Five years after the European Union imposed a temporary ban on neonicotinoid pesticides, an “experts committee” of the member states has now finally voted to make the ban permanent. This was hardly a surprise. The vote followed shortly after the European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) published their advisory opinion that neonics “represent a risk to wild bees and honeybees,” a finding that got banner headlines across Europe and the U.S.

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Episode 59: Niall Ferguson

interview with Niall Fergusonvia The Jamie Weinstein Show
Tuesday, May 15, 2018

Hoover Institution fellow Niall Ferguson talks about how the Trump administration is doing after a year in office, the state of the world, his book The Square And The Tower, hotspots around the world from China to North Korea to Saudi Arabia, and much more.

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Analysis and Commentary

Futures Trading Brought Down Bitcoin Price

by David R. Hendersonvia EconLog
Tuesday, May 15, 2018

From Bitcoin's inception in 2009 through mid-2017, its price remained under $4,000. In the second half of 2017, it climbed dramatically to nearly $20,000, but descended rapidly starting in mid-December. The peak price coincided with the introduction of bitcoin futures trading on the Chicago Mercantile Exchange.

In the News

Let's Talk About Net Present Value And Solar Panels

quoting John H. Cochrane via Bloomberg
Sunday, May 13, 2018

Without understanding it, you’ll never know if putting solar panels on your roof (or buying a share of stock) is a good deal or not.

Analysis and Commentary

Needed: An FDA Revolution

by Joseph V. Gulfo, Henry I. Millervia City Journal
Wednesday, May 2, 2018

To conquer crippling diseases like Alzheimer’s, the agency must change its whole approach to clinical drug trials.

In the News

“I’m Scared Of That World”

featuring Michael McFaulvia Slate
Thursday, May 10, 2018

A former U.S. ambassador to Russia on the disinformation campaign against him—and Russia’s increasingly sophisticated attacks on reality.

In the News

Citrix Synergy: Condoleezza Rice Philosophises On Tech Neutrality

featuring Condoleezza Ricevia IT Web
Thursday, May 10, 2018

Technology and innovations are changing patterns of behaviour and how we live more rapidly than anything in history.

In the News

Silicon Valley Deletes The Pro-Life Campaign In Ireland

quoting Niall Fergusonvia The National Review
Wednesday, May 9, 2018

Are Google and Facebook rigging the referendum?

Intellections

Green As Can Be: RPS vs LCPS – A Better Way To Reduce Carbon Emissions

by Terry Andersonvia PolicyEd.org
Wednesday, January 11, 2017
Low Carbon Portfolio Standards are a more effective and affordable way to reduce carbon emissions because they expand the options utilities have to purchase low carbon electricity.
Intellections

Energy Efficiency: Our Best Source Of Clean Energy

by James L. Sweeneyvia PolicyEd.org
Friday, April 21, 2017

Increases in energy efficiency are an often-forgotten component of our shift to clean energy and reduced carbon emissions. Higher prices triggered by the 1973 oil embargo caused America to drastically change how it used energy. The ensuing gains in efficiency had more of an impact on America’s energy consumption than all of the growth in solar, wind, geothermal, natural gas and nuclear energy combined.

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