2016 Annual Review

2016 Annual Review - Strata has become an academic research center where students are deeply embedded in everything we do. They are part of our projects from conception to completion. They are [...]

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Reckoning With Incomprehensible Debt

Inside Sources - As the federal debt has gone from astounding to unbelievable to incomprehensible, a new problem has emerged: The U.S. government is actually running out of places to borrow....

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Don’t Buy Budget Optimism

Since 1975, the nonpartisan Congressional Budget Office has been the unbiased voice in the room where budgetary matters are concerned. Its stock in trade, and sole reason for existence, is to [...]

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How Wealth Adds Value to Society

No other system in history has produced more wealth than capitalism. Despite the obvious benefits of free markets, opponents claim that capitalism is an immoral system citing instances of [...]

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Is This the End of Obama’s EPA Legacy?

The Detroit News - As Obama was running for the White House eight years ago, he said that his environmental plan would make electricity rates “skyrocket.” During his time as president, the EPA [...]

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Dams Cause Emissions, Not Hydropower

Recently, the tech blog Engadget used a misleading headline to describe a half-truth about hydropower: hydropower dams create greenhouse gas emissions. While this is technically true, what they [...]

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How Good Intentions Backfire

For several decades, federal policymakers have passed environmental laws to limit pollution, preserve environmental quality, and promote human health. Despite seemingly noble intentions, not all [...]

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