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Should Global Warming Concerns Drive Economic Policy?

No, it has nothing to do with economic policy The primary purpose of economic policy should be to promote growth in employment and GDP, with a strong dollar and stable prices. Any other goal such as combating global warming can be peripheral—so long as it does not negatively impact ...

Are Startups Solving Real Problems?

Yes, real problems are being addressed Today’s startups are getting a bad rap. Especially the ones in the Silicon Valley. The common perception is that much of the work coming out of these startups are not engaged in the effort of solving real problems that need attention. Despite sky ...

Should America Send Troops to Iraq?

Yes, America should look for lasting solutions Since we created it with our invasion in 2003, we are now ob-ligated to fix the deteriorating and perilous situation in Iraq that is threatening its sovereignty. The Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS), a terrorist group that is believed to be ...

Should Marijuana Be Legalized?

No, the cost is too high Any impediment to a harmful substance is a good thing. Keeping marijuana illegal keeps consumption lower than if it was legal, and puts barriers to the sale and access to this drug for teenagers. In support of legalization, the libertarian view is that individuals ...

Should California Levy an Inequality Tax?

No, this is not the way to cut income inequality California, the “Golden State,” with 38 million residents, many from all corners of the earth, the eighth largest economy in the world, is finally on a path to recovery. Under Governor Brown’s astute stewardship, we are now facing a ...

India’s Election Quandary

 

Are Anti-Tech Protests in San Francisco Justified?

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Do We Relax Environmental Regulations During Drought?

Yes, a practical solution should be found California is reeling from the worst drought in modern history with an estimated economic loss of over $5B this year in agriculture, including milk production. California, the 12th largest economy in the world, is blessed with fertile soil and a climate that ...

Should India Have Backed Down in the Khobragade Scandal?

India should have exercised restraint India-US relations have been making headlines lately for unfortunate reasons. Indian diplomat Devyani Khobragade was arrested for criminal felony counts of visa fraud for paying her maid, Sangeeta Richard, less than the United States minimum wage, contrary to what she stated in the visa ...

Should India Be Spending Money on a Mission to Mars?

No, India should be fiscally conservative India has launched a rocket in space on a mission to Mars, becoming only the 4th nation in the world to do so and the first in Asia to embark on this journey. Indian Space Research Organization (ISRO) also boasts that this is a ...
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