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Actions Speak Louder than Words

While pundits fantasize and then bicker over the domestic machinations they see behind President Obama’s response to the crisis in Haiti, I see a missed opportunity to explore its benefits as a propaganda tool in the War on Terror.

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Japanese Prime Minister Starts Blogging and Tweeting

We’ve written before about the ways in which politicians are using social media, from US President Barack Obama, to British Prime Minister Gordon Brown and Russian President Dmitry Medvedev. These politicians, like many others, are using social media as a way of engaging directly with the public. They often use they use these tools as a way of focusing on specific topics or issues that are of interest to them.

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Cap and Trade: A Tangled Web of Good Intentions and Bad Policy – Part 2

In the first part of this post I identified 10 features of cap and trade, the favored climate policy of many policy elites at this point in time, that make the policy ineffectual. I outlined how cap and trade was sold to America and the world based on faulty assumptions as well as its superficial political appeal to the then Clinton Administration.

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Cap and Trade: A Tangled Web of Good Intentions and Bad Policy – Part 1

I favor some of the more aggressive actions to avert climate catastrophe, actions which nevertheless do not compromise the continuity of human life and well-being. The climate which enabled our evolution as a species and the societies upon which we depend has almost no price attached to it. Averting this calamity, if we can, is the moral equivalent of war.

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Carbon Pricing is Just One Piece of the Puzzle: Towards a Comprehensive Climate and Energy Policy - Part 5 (of 5)

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Insights into the Concerns of the Over-50s

by: Dick Stroud

Beyond Westminster, is a BBC radio programme that as the name implies is about issues of UK politics. This Saturday it was all about the attitudes and values held by of older voters and the implications for the policies of the main political parties – and for the other age groups in the population.

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Carbon Pricing Is Just One Piece of the Puzzle: Towards a Comprehensive Climate and Energy Policy - Part 4

by: Michael Hoexter

One of the limitations of carbon pricing is that, as a support for renewable energy or other clean generation technologies, it is a roundabout and scattered means of “leveling the playing field”. Energy markets that still enjoy the climate-altering bonanza of fossil fuels are generally less excited from a narrow utilitarian perspective about renewable energy without heavy policy support, excepting in some areas large onshore wind projects.

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Carbon Pricing Is Just One Piece of the Puzzle: Towards a Comprehensive Climate and Energy Policy - Part 3

by: Michael Hoexter

In part 1 of this very long blog post, I described how the current economic crisis has reversed the prestige and standing of two competing schools of economic thought that are also attached to distinct worldviews, monetarism/supply side vs. Keynesianism.

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Carbon Pricing (Cap and Trade/Carbon Tax) Is Just One Piece of the Puzzle: Towards a Comprehensive Climate and Energy Policy - Part 1

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Obama's Cultural Movement. An Insider's View

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