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50 years of failed doomsday, eco-pocalyptic predictions; the so-called ‘experts’ are 0-41 – Publications – AEI

AEI 50 years of failed doomsday, eco-pocalyptic predictions; the so-called ‘experts’ are 0-41 This week Myron Ebell (director of the Center for Energy and Environment at the Competitive Enterprise Institute) and Steven J. Milloy published a post on the Competitive Enterprise Institute (CEI) blog titled “Wrong Again: 50 Years of Failed Eco-pocalyptic Predictions:” Modern doomsayers have been predicting climate and environmental disaster since the 1960s. They continue to...

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Quotation of the day on the ‘High Church of Environmentalism’…… – Publications – AEI

AEI Quotation of the day on the ‘High Church of Environmentalism’…… ….. is from Gerard Baker’s op-ed in today’s Wall Street Journal  “St. Greta Spreads the Climate Gospel: A movement that believes in sin, penance and salvation doesn’t sound very scientific“: The High Church of Environmentalism has acquired many of the characteristics of its ecclesiastical predecessor. An apocalyptic eschatology warns that we will all be consumed by fire if...

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Animated chart of the day: Public school enrollment, staff, and inflation-adjusted cost per pupil, 1970 to 2016 – Publications – AEI

AEI Animated chart of the day: Public school enrollment, staff, and inflation-adjusted cost per pupil, 1970 to 2016 My latest animated “bar chart race” visualization above shows the growth over nearly the last 50 years in: a) the number of students (K-12) enrolled in public schools, b) the number of public school teachers, c) the number of non-teaching staff (administrators, principals, assistant principals, support staff, librarians, guidance counselors and instructional...

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Videos of the day: Index funds, renewable portfolio standards and eco-anxiety – Publications – AEI

AEI Videos of the day: Index funds, renewable portfolio standards and eco-anxiety  1. Video of the Day I (above) is from the Wall Street Journal — Index Funds Are the New Kings of Wall Street — that accompanies an article in today’s print edition by the same name, here’s a slice: Money managers that mimic the stock market just became the new titans of the fund-management world. Funds that track broad U.S. equity indexes hit $4.27 trillion in assets as of Aug. 31,...

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Tuesday afternoon links – Publications – AEI

AEI Tuesday afternoon links 1. Chart of the Day I (above) shows the cumulative gender college degree gap since 1982. Over the last 37 years, women have earned 13.7 million more college degrees in the US than men, and 6.1 million more bachelor’s degrees. It’s perhaps the most remarkable academic success story in US history. And yet colleges and universities continue to pretend that women are so inferior to men academically that they need a disproportionate share of campus...

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Quotation of the day on the inconsistency of treating children as both role models and incompetent snowflakes….. – Publications – AEI

AEI Quotation of the day on the inconsistency of treating children as both role models and incompetent snowflakes….. …. is from Pierre Lemieux’s (research Fellow at The Independent Institute and professor of economics at the Université du Québec en Outaouais) excellent post on EconLog “Power to the Children and Hail to the State!“: It is not the only absurdity in the whole situation that demonstrating children [e.g., Greta Thunberg and the Sunrise Movement] are...

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A huge gender disparity for loss of life trying to save others – Publications – AEI

AEI A huge gender disparity for loss of life trying to save others Search results from Bing.com for the following phrases: 1. “Man dies while saving“: 55.1 million results. 2. “Woman dies while saving“: 202,000 results. Male-Female Ratio: 273-to-1 3. “Father dies while saving“: 1,550,000 results. 4. “Mother dies while saving“: 236,000 results. Male-Female Ratio: 7-to-1 For that huge gender disparity, you can thank #Patriarchy, #ToxicMasculinity,...

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Quotation of the day on the rise of the ‘comfort college’……. – Publications – AEI

AEI Quotation of the day on the rise of the ‘comfort college’……. ….is from Williams College philosophy professor Steven B. Gerrard’ s Bloomberg op-ed “The Rise of the Comfort College” What characterizes the comfort college? The slogan of the comfort college is “diversity and inclusion.” And just to be clear: The presence of previously underrepresented groups is vital, necessary and welcome. What’s more, insensitivity toward people’s identities...

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Income gains for US households and workers are much more upbeat than what’s being reported by the media – Publications – AEI

AEI Income gains for US households and workers are much more upbeat than what’s being reported by the media Following the release on Tuesday of the Census Bureau’s annual report on Income and Poverty in the United States, the majority of media reports painted a pretty gloomy picture of stagnating household income for Americans, here’s a sample: 1. CBS News. “Americans’ income barely inching up despite economic growth“: Americans’ household income...

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More charts and commentary based on this week’s Census Bureau report on income – Publications – AEI

AEI More charts and commentary based on this week’s Census Bureau report on income The Census Bureau released its annual report this week on “Income and Poverty in the United States: 2018” with lots of new, updated data on household and family incomes, household demographics and poverty statistics through 2018. I posted two reports on the new Census Bureau report this week on CD here and here. Below are some additional charts with commentary based on the new household income data...

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