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The Future Electric Grid

We hear increasingly that technology is making today’s electric utility model ‘obsolete’ and will put its companies into a ‘death spiral.’ Is it possible that so much has changed so quickly?

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Nader’s Pitch for a Left-Right Convergence

Ralph Nader’s new book shows his zeal for finding and promoting left-right solutions.

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Al Qaeda Isn’t ‘On Its Heels’

The president’s optimistic characterization of the al Qaeda threat in South Asia is increasingly outdated. The terrorist group is regenerating due to a pause in U.S. drone activity and the ongoing withdrawal of U.S. troops.

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New Flight Rules Are a Heavy Load

Requiring that pilots have more flight hours may seem like a sensible government action designed to protect us, but the reality is that it will destroy jobs, increase the cost of flying, and result in more people dying in transit.

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If Detroit's Not Too Big To Fail...

With the instructive Detroit precedent, shrunken populations, and underfunded municipal pensions common, we can conclude that no city, not even Chicago, should be thought of as too big to fail.

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California’s New Solar Plant: Burning Up Taxpayer Money, Land, and Wildlife

While the federal government receives net payments for electricity-related oil and gas production on federal land, the net subsidy for the new Ivanpah solar plant is almost 300 times greater.

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Are the U.S. Dollar’s Days Really Numbered?

The U.S. dollar will remain the world's reserve currency because no other major currency offers such liquidity, depth of financial markets, and store of value.

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Time for a New Contract with America

One way to turn probable pick-ups into a 1994-style rout this midterm would be for the Republicans to, once again, nationalize the election with a new Contract with America, positioning themselves credibly as the party of real reform.

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New FDA E-cigarette Regulations: Killing an Industry, Killing Smokers

If the FDA's proposed regulations go into force, the likely outcome is a severe reduction in consumer choice, and thus fewer smokers quitting and more dying needlessly.

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Bernard Mandeville, Psychiatrist in the Marketplace

Published 300 years ago, what made The Fable of the Bees radical wasn’t the idea that the passions could serve the public good. It was that the burgeoning consumer society should follow the free play of human desires rather than Christian or classical ethics.

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Coins That Go Clunk

Fifty years ago, U.S. silver coins disappeared from circulation, symbolizing a profound shift in the behavior of the government with respect to money.

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Favoring 'Stability' Over Liberty in Venezuela

U.S. policy toward Venezuela is not only unjust, it’s foolish.

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Disclosure: Iran’s New Diplomatic Weapon

In what is ostensibly intended as a confidence-building measure, Iran is preparing a ‘comprehensive document’ detailing the extent of its quarter-century-old nuclear effort. But the product won’t come quickly.

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Sebelius Gets Tough on Medicaid Enrollment

In threatening to cut payments to states that are not enrolling people into Medicaid quickly enough, the administration has found a tool to punish states that have been uncooperative in implementing the president’s healthcare reform.

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Lost, in Theory

A new book holds that full and faithful translation from one language to another is not possible, hence World Literature cannot be.

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Job Security for Poor Performers

Job security for public employees comes at a cost to government and the public. Firing the poorest-performing teachers may be the biggest free lunch available in education policy.

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Have the Limits to Economic Growth Really Been Reached?

Robert Gordon has painted a dark picture of the world’s long-run economic growth prospects. But if the past is any guide, he will likely prove to be far too pessimistic about the human capacity to innovate.

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The Playoffs: A Couch Potato's High Holidays

The playoffs — there's something, to the averagely insane sports fan, magical in that phrase.

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The Left’s Limits on Free Speech

The contemporary legal and political Left values political free speech only insofar as it leads to collective action.

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Ron Wyden: Free Trader?

Senator Wyden has recently begun to clarify where he will attempt to take trade policy: it’s a mixed bag of attitudes and proposals, though by no means antithetical to a free market agenda.

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