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Thursday evening links – Publications – AEI

AEI Thursday evening links 1. Chart of the Day I (above) displays one the effects of the American Energy Renaissance brought about by fracking and horizontal drilling technologies that made the US the world’s No. 1 oil and natural producer. In 2018 (through October) the US produced more than 94% of the domestic energy consumed, representing the greatest degree of energy self-sufficiency in more than half a century, going all the way back to 1967....

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How do economists say ‘I love you’ on Valentine’s Day? With graphs, charts and economic theory – Publications – AEI

AEI How do economists say ‘I love you’ on Valentine’s Day? With graphs, charts and economic theory Valentine’s Day 2019 is almost here — it will be celebrated tomorrow on February 14. In what has become an annual tradition at CD, this post features some of the ways that an economist says “I Love You” on that special romantic day using charts, diagrams, graphics, and economic theory. Here are four of my personal favorites (one above, three below), and...

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Will 2019 be the year that colleges and universities stop openly discriminating against men, 47 years after Title IX? – Publications – AEI

AEI Will 2019 be the year that colleges and universities stop openly discriminating against men, 47 years after Title IX? Here’s some history of the federal civil rights legislation known as Title IX: Title IX was enacted as a follow-up to passage of the Civil Rights Act of 1964. The 1964 Act was passed to end discrimination in various fields based on race, color, religion, sex, or national origin in the areas of employment and public accommodation. The 1964 Act did not prohibit sex...

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To achieve ‘Green New Socialism’ we would have to trash all existing environmental laws – Publications – AEI

AEI To achieve ‘Green New Socialism’ we would have to trash all existing environmental laws As John Hinderaker commented in a post (“The Trouble with Solar“) on the Powerline Blog “If the Democrats are serious about the Green New Socialism, they will have to trash pretty much all existing environmental laws,” and then points to these comments from Myron Ebell on the Competitive Enterprise Institute blog: Achieving the Green New Deal’s objectives in ten...

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Public education’s dirty secret….. – Publications – AEI

AEI Public education’s dirty secret….. … is the title of a Quilette article by Mary Hudson, a former NYC public school French teacher, here’s the ending: It is not poor teaching or a lack of money that is failing our most vulnerable populations. The real problem is an ethos of rejection that has never been openly admitted by those in authority. Why should millions of perfectly normal adolescents, not all of them ghettoized, resist being educated? The reason is that they know...

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Richard Epstein on the non-problem of inequality of income or wealth – Publications – AEI

AEI Richard Epstein on the non-problem of inequality of income or wealth From Richard Epstein’s Hoover Institution article “The Toxic Warren Wealth Tax“: It’s not clear why we should worry about inequality of income or wealth. Both concentrate solely on the gap between those at the top and those further down in the distribution. To be sure, the gap is striking. As Saez and Zucman point out, the yearly increase in wealth for the top 0.1 percent between 1980 and 2016 has...

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Heather Mac Donald on engineered diversity through lowered college admission standards and the growing diversity bureaucracy – Publications – AEI

AEI Heather Mac Donald on engineered diversity through lowered college admission standards and the growing diversity bureaucracy From Heather Mac Donald’s op-ed in today’s Wall Street Journal “Diversity Delusions at North Carolina: Like Harvard, the school has trouble defending an admissions policy that ill-serves minority students“: Racial preferences aren’t the solution to black and Hispanic underrepresentation in STEM, they are a cause of it. Admitting students with...

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Yet more commentary on the Green New Deal – Publications – AEI

AEI Yet more commentary on the Green New Deal From Roger Simon’s PJ Media article “AOC: The Perfect Graduate of Today’s Biased Colleges“: In the immediate sense, Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez may be the best thing to happen to the Republican Party since Abraham Lincoln. Her Green New Deal is as much dead in the water as it is brain dead and constitutes a fabulous talking point for the GOP to run on in 2020. But there is a point of concern — and in the long run a more...

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More commentary on the Green New Deal – Publications – AEI

AEI More commentary on the Green New Deal From Kevin Williamson’s National Review article “Sandy’s War: The Green New Deal makes every progressive an armchair general”: But the call for a World War II–level national deployment in the service of an old, tired, hackneyed, shopworn Democrat-socialist wish-list is not about reversing the trend of climate change (China and India operate independent of American policy) or even about redistributing wealth or aggrandizing the...

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Commentary on the Green New Deal – Publications – AEI

AEI Commentary on the Green New Deal Some good commentary on the Green New Deal from Steve Horwitz on Facebook: As with every other major spending program like this one, including the original New Deal, this is not about what it claims to be about on the surface. The “green” part of this is just rhetorical cover for the long-standing progressive wish list of ways to remake the economic order in the ways they see fit. Just as the New Deal was not about “recovery” but...

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