by | Jun 25, 2018

One of the most instructive Old Testament stories recounts the wisdom of Joseph in Egypt, after his interpretation of Pharaoh’s dreams, predicting years of drought and famine. Around 1490 BC, Joseph was made Regent (chief administrator) and ordered grain stored…

by | Mar 26, 2018

The fight against crony capitalism can often feel sisyphean: no matter how much we fight, the cronies always seem to win. That’s why it’s so important to savor policy wins where we get them — as happened recently on an…

by | Aug 4, 2017

World leaders at the recent G-20 summit presented a mostly unified front against President Donald Trump in retaliation for his decision to withdraw the United States from the Paris climate agreement. The opposition to Trump’s policies — framed as the…

by | May 4, 2017

Some people continue to believe that we have a future filled with unicorns. Others persist in the belief that efficient renewable energy is just over the horizon. Joe Ryan of Bloomberg advanced that belief (energy, not unicorns) recently in an…

by | Jul 13, 2016

Death Valley, California, is known as “the hottest place on earth.” But, if you hear the news that the “Hottest Place on Earth Has Record-Breaking Hot June” — when “temperatures exceeded average June temperatures by about 6 °F” — it…

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