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  • How Green Is Europe?

    How Green Is Europe?

    A superficial look might indicate great achievements. Yet a closer view reveals how far European renewables have to go, ...

    “Germany produces half of energy with solar.” That was the recent headline on a German website of news in English, and it would have duly impressed anybody whose understanding of energy ...

  • The Sharing Economy Under Pressure

    The Sharing Economy Under Pressure

    Uber, Lyft and Airbnb’s regulatory roadblocks continue.

    Twenty years ago, government officials were trying to figure out how to get the solo driver commuting in his gas-guzzling car to share a ride, thereby saving some space on the road and helping the ...

  • Will Venture Capitalists Drive the Next Spectacular Breakthrough?

    Will Venture Capitalists Drive the Next Spectacular Breakthrough?

    Peter Thiel’s Zero to One is a provocative and stimulating book, however, the Silicon Valley institutional structure ...

    In Zero to One, Peter Thiel claims that what is best for the economy and for individual entrepreneurs is for entrepreneurs to create unique businesses based on contrarian ideas. Thiel cofounded ...

  • Scientists Sit Out Genetic Engineering Debate

    Scientists Sit Out Genetic Engineering Debate

    If scientists cannot or will not explain the issue, then farmers have very little chance of protecting a technology ...

    It's all so easy if you're a farmer. Genetically modified seeds are nothing more than the latest improvement to the seeds we plant, and goodness knows, we’ve bought many new technologies in the ...

  • Inversion Crackdown Dodges Real Job Opportunities

    Inversion Crackdown Dodges Real Job Opportunities

    New Treasury Department regulations aimed at restricting corporate inversions are more about politics than policy. They ...

    As the November elections approach, the political debate has shifted to taxes as Democrats chastise corporate America for maneuvers known as tax inversions. First, Senators Reid, Schumer, Durbin, and ...

  • Good News from Africa

    Good News from Africa

    The power of individuals and markets in the development process is key to the continued economic dynamism of ...

    Although much of the recent news from Africa has focused on deadly viruses, violent terrorists, and kidnapped teenage girls, there is good news that is getting less media coverage: since the late ...

  • The U-9 and the Realm of the Unexpected

    The U-9 and the Realm of the Unexpected

    Exactly 100 years ago the world was reminded yet again that war — declared or undeclared — is in many ways a chronicle ...

    As the summer of 1914 closed and World War I entered its third month, the British Royal Navy held a virtually unchallenged command of the seas, daring the German High Seas Fleet of Kaiser Wilhelm to ...

  • Why the Government Won't Let Colleges Reduce Tuition

    Why the Government Won't Let Colleges Reduce Tuition

    Congress should give permission for private colleges to cooperate in cutting their tuition. It’s hard to see who would ...

    Most people think that college tuition is too high, and many presidents of private colleges agree with that sentiment and would like to cut their tuition. However, they cannot legally do so, at least ...

  • Mission Essential: Leveraging and Protecting Our Special Forces

    Mission Essential: Leveraging and Protecting Our Special Forces

    Military leaders must build the optimal balance between special and conventional forces, or risk relearning the lessons ...

    Today, special operations forces are arguably more valued than at any point in U.S. history, and their responsibilities are increasing. But as defense spending is cut and as SOF cooperate more ...

  • Telecommuting: Good for Workers, Good for Bosses

    Telecommuting: Good for Workers, Good for Bosses

    Challenges abound, but the trajectory is plain.

    As another Labor Day fades away along with the summer, American workers — and their employers — have at least one thing to be thankful for: the growing prevalence of telecommuting. The ...

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Scientists Sit Out Genetic Engineering Debate By Blake Hurst 09/24/2014
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Why the Government Won't Let Colleges Reduce Tuition By Ike Brannon 09/17/2014
Congress should give permission for private colleges to cooperate in cutting their tuition. It’s ...
Closing the Racial Gap in Education By Jason L. Riley 09/10/2014
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