Monthly Archive: March 2013

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Free Enterprise Space Exploration

Free Enterprise Space Exploration from the 1990s and before… Martian Chronicle Mars may well be the next great frontier. But what kind of world should we make there? And John Tierney’s 1996 NYT article: How...

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Do Incentive Matter?

Paul Krugman asks: “But can anyone deny that more drivers means more traffic congestion?” Okay, let’s think about that. Do more bicyclers mean more bicycle congestion, or more bike lanes and trails?  Do more...

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Space Exploration Goes to the Movies

There is a universe to explore with the space debate topic. Good public policy analysis requires perspective. Research on space exploration should include more than today’s facts, policies, and proposals. Further readings in the political and technological history...

Energy Economics and Offshore Energy 0

Energy Economics and Offshore Energy

The debate resolution on marine natural resources would include, in addition to fisheries, offshore oil and gas exploration and development. This presentation provides a general background on the energy industry, and the ongoing progress...

Building Your Home at Sea, and Enriching Ecosystems 0

Building Your Home at Sea, and Enriching Ecosystems

Marine natural resources range from ecosystems to fisheries to oil and gas to watery real estate.  Here is a short presentation on building your home at sea, with notes from the Dubai Palm Island...

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Economics of Transportation Infrastructure

For students considering a debate topic on federal transportation infrastructure, we have an 8-page study guide (online pdf here) and webpage here:  www.EconomicThinking.org/transportation. Below are three presentation on the transportation infrastructure topic adapted from...

Entrepreneurship, Enterprises and the Environment 0

Entrepreneurship, Enterprises and the Environment

This is part two of a draft presentation for students considering the marine natural resources debate resolution.  I discuss fisheries, technology, and property rights.  Near the beginning, discussing substitutes, I mean to say that...

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The Economics of Marine Resources

How best are marine natural resources to be protected, preserved, or developed?  What policy reforms at the  Federal level could protect marine ecosystems, enhance fisheries, and allow other uses like recreation and resource extraction? ...

Economics of Space Exploration 0

Economics of Space Exploration

The amazing, astounding really, story of space exploration.  Successful exploration of sea, air, and space depend upon institutions, incentives and innovation. Exploration has a rich and diverse history. Here is the first segment of...