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  • Does Robert F. Kennedy, Jr. Harbor Green Illusions about Solar Power?

    Ozzie Zehner’s book Green Illusions calls our attention to the sometimes exaggerated claims that are made for alternative energy. Zehner sees these unrealistic ideas as widely shared in the mainstream environmental community. He maintains that they lead to the illusion that if we only muster the will to invest more in solar panels, windmills, and […]

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  • US CPI Drops Sharply in November; Inflation Expectations Remain Well Anchored

    U.S. Consumer price inflation, which has been unusually volatile over the past year, turned sharply negative in November. According to data released today by the Bureau of Labor Statistics, the all-items CPI fell at an annual rate of 3.7 percent during the month of November. That was the most rapid rate of decrease since the […]

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  • Choice of Ryan as VP Puts Tax Reform Back on the Table

    I am thrilled by Mitt Romney’s selection of Paul Ryan as his running mate. I say that not because of its effect on the outcome of the election, which has yet to play out, but because it puts tax reform squarely back on the table. Fixing the tax code is a two-part process that simultaneously […]

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  • Will Shifting Political Winds Finally Kill Ethanol Subsidies?

    As recently as last December, the coalition backing U.S. ethanol subsidies appeared to be alive and well, despite the fact that everyone knew they were bad for the environment, bad for energy efficiency, and bad for the budget. The largest subsidy, a tax credit for blending ethanol into gasoline, was set to expire at the […]

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