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Xinhua News Agency Interviews Schwerin

A dozen years ago, when my wife and I took the first of our five trips to China, talking about the environment was almost forbidden. Economic development, no matter what the cost, was the government and peoples’ sole focus. This … Continue reading

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Innovation and Collaboration: What the world needs now

Responding to today’s challenges will require the cooperation of individuals and groups representing diverse backgrounds and cultures: industry leaders, government officials, non-governmental organizations, academics and visionaries. In conjunction with my good friend, Zhihe Wang, I recently had the opportunity to … Continue reading

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“It doesn’t make any sense” III

Ethanol subsidies, first introduced in 1978 and expanded by Congress many times since, is one of the most egregious examples of ill-conceived government policy one can find. These subsidies have inflated food prices, undercut the competitiveness of U.S. cattle, hog … Continue reading

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Weather or Not (Part Two)

In our last post we discussed the beliefs of those who question the role human activity plays in global warming. They fear it will cost too much and return too little to attend to this looming menace. How valid is … Continue reading

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