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The Race to Space and Mars: Let Private Firms Compete

Past posts have outlined problems with the federal government’s continued rocket planning and contracting. See “Federal Space Transportation: Time for Reform,” for example. The benefits of federal space transportation planning and rockets tends to...


Economics for Extemporaneous Speaking

Overheads for presentation at University of Houston for UIL students. Some overheads were updated since emailing to UIL. Click for PDF of updated overheads (links should work to various articles and videos): UILEconExtemp2017new.key

National service: sharing the dirty work by Martin Anderson 0

National service: sharing the dirty work by Martin Anderson

[Article by Martin Anderson for the Sept./Oct. NSDA LD topic: “Resolved: In the United States, national service ought to be compulsory.”] Today an understanding of what national service is all about is obscured by...


US/China Engaging in Nationalist Policies

Opposition to globalization has expanded and energized in the U.S. by both the Bernie Sanders and Donald Trump campaigns. “Globalization” sounds unappealing, like throwing goods and traditions from around the world in a blender and chopping them up. Consumers appreciate lower...


US/China Farm Wars [NCPA Debate Central post]

Bagoly mondja verébnek, hogy nagyfejű. (English version: “Pot calling the kettle black.” Many other cultures here. ) In “United States Challenges Excessive Chinese Support for Rice, Wheat, and Corn” (September, 2016), the Office of...

U.S./China Natural Gas Trade for Cleaner Skies 0

U.S./China Natural Gas Trade for Cleaner Skies

[Full post in Cross-Examination at NCPA Debate Central] China’s government is struggling to halt industrial and automobile pollution, even inspecting barbeques. Heavy winter smog in Beijing and other Chinese cities is ugly and causes...