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No Exit: The Challenges to Space Colonization

With negative consequences ranging from retinal and brain damage to carbon emissions, mass space travel is likely a long, long way off.

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Government Sponsors Truthy Study of Twitter

The debate over the National Science Foundation study of Twitter is getting off track. The sole issue at stake is whether it is appropriate for the government to fund Truthy — no matter how worthwhile it may be.

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3-D Printing: Challenges and Opportunities

With physical copying now approaching digital copying in terms of ease, cost, and convenience, how will the advent of this new technology affect intellectual property rights, be they patents, copyrights, or trademarks?

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Why Privilege Nonprofits?

People on the right view nonprofits as a civil-society bulwark against big government. People on the left think that profit is inherently bad, and therefore they view nonprofits as inherently good. Both views can be questioned.

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Chinese Check: Forging New Identities in Hong Kong and Taiwan

In both Hong Kong and Taiwan, residents are identifying less and less as Chinese, a trend that troubles Beijing.

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The Origins and Traditions of Columbus Day

Columbus Day is a most unusual American holiday and has become a day 'to celebrate not only an intrepid searcher but the dreams and opportunities that brought so many here after him.'

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The Redevelopment Racket

The growing trend of public redevelopment has increased cronyism, land confiscation, and waste.

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Do the Locomotive

Fifty years after the first rapid train began its scheduled service, this comfortable, safe, and efficient mode of transport still has not caught on in North America.

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Can Social Security Privatization Guarantee You More Benefits at a Lower Cost?

No, but the CBPP’s stance on budget accounting says it can.

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How Green Is Europe?

A superficial look might indicate great achievements. Yet a closer view reveals how far European renewables have to go, and what irrational choices are made to meet EU green energy quotas.

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The Sharing Economy Under Pressure

Uber, Lyft and Airbnb’s regulatory roadblocks continue.

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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 may not drive the future as much as it has the recent past.

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