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|December 25, 2022||Storm Costs on ChristmasThis storm comes amidst some of the busiest travel days of the year.|
|September 27, 2015||The Lessons of Mounds LakeThe myriad problems with the proposal came to light in a democratic process that spanned several months.|
|November 22, 2010||Public Policy and Discounting the FutureComplicating the choices is the fact that the costs of addressing global warming will be borne by people now, who are poorer and possess fewer technological options than people living 50 years from now.|
|December 7, 2009||Global Warming Scandal UnfoldingSimple aversion to risk would argue for significant research into the effects of global warming.|
|May 11, 2009||EPA Policies Cannot Force Economic ChoicesWhatever environmental policies we want to enact will have to face the harsh reality of the laws of economics.|
|February 23, 2009||CAFÉ Standards Not as Effective as Gas TaxTaxes are unpopular and require an understanding of how markets work.|
|September 8, 2008||Gas Prices not Policies affect Car PurchaseHigh gas costs propelled the adoption of alternative fueled vehicles.|
|August 25, 2008||A Future Fuelled by Alternative Energy Remains a Distant PossibilityThe notion that we can achieve an alternative energy future in 10 years is a myth.|
|June 16, 2008||Hard to Know True Costs of Global WarmingBad policy could give us big sacrifices and small changes.|
|August 22, 2003||Action at Last on the Power Grid "When you consider that transmission lines are typically of very little value to those who lie in their path, and that any regulatory obstacle that blocks even a few miles of wire renders the entire line useless, it seems remarkable that they are built at all."|
Educational Attainment, the 21st Century Fund and the Future of SchoolingIndiana ranks 42nd in educational attainment.
Big Savings for Ending Prevailing WageMy statistical models show that repealing state prevailing wage laws save taxpayers money.
Re-Thinking Economic Development A large share of the most mobile families—perhaps half—no longer need to live near where they work.
Money Illusion and InflationPrice fluctuation could cause inflation to last longer, but it didn’t cause the inflation, it simply extends the pain.View archives