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Innovation and its consequences.
A Fascinating Report from the Government Accountability Office Benjamin Zycher 09/04/2013
The bureaucracy’s analysis of green jobs leaves a lot to be desired.
The Paradox of Patent Assertion Entities Thomas A. Hemphill 08/12/2013
The federal government is taking some big steps to reform patent law with PAEs, but what kind of new regulation is really needed?
The President’s Broken Window Fallacy: Carbon Policies and Jobs Benjamin Zycher 07/10/2013
It is time to expose the flawed jobs reasoning behind President Obama’s new carbon plan.
'Carbon Pollution' and Wealth Redistribution Benjamin Zycher 06/26/2013
President Obama’s recently proposed policies will do little to combat climate change — but they will do much for his political and economic objectives.
A Roundup: Myriad, Monsanto, and the Supreme Court Michael M. Rosen 06/18/2013
In recent rulings on patents, the Supreme Court spoke with a rare, single voice, devising a framework that encourages innovation while also ensuring that its fruits are enjoyed fairly by consumers.
‘Environmental Justice,’ EPA Style Steven F. Hayward 06/09/2013
If the EPA wants to help low-income and minority populations, it should stick to promoting technologies that reduce pollution for everyone, rather than making environmental issues about racial justice.
China and the Cyber Challenge Lara Crouch 06/06/2013
Cyber issues will likely determine the tenor of U.S.-China ties over the coming months, and how the United States addresses these problems will be a harbinger of its overall approach to the challenge China poses.
Earth Day and Four Decades of Fear Benjamin Zycher 04/22/2013
A vast array of blatherings have accumulated over the years, warning the end is nigh.
Greed Is Green: How the Profit Motive Helps the Environment Pierre Desrochers 04/19/2013
The search for increased profitability has long delivered both economic and environmental improvements by promoting the evermore efficient use of material resources.
A Dream Delayed: Man’s Mission to Mars Robert McHenry 03/15/2013
NASA has decided that private enterprise will have to take on the job of reaching Mars. A new generation of space-minded tycoons is ready for the mission. We can do it.