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President Obama recently expressed enthusiasm for aggressive offshore drilling--in Brazil. His energy "blueprint" will get no further than all previous presidential schemes because it is unserious at its core.
Not since prohibition has ethanol—that intoxicating compound found in beer, wine, and hard liquor—held such a high profile in America's public policy debate. Whether made from corn, sugarcane, woodchips, or the newly famous "switchgrass" mentioned by President George W. Bush in his 2005 State of the Union address, ethanol is...
As the controversy over climate policy has grown, it has been said that greenhouse gas (GHG) control is too hard but solar radiation management (SRM) is too easy. Join AEI for a discussion of the potential economic benefits, as well as the risks of SRM with Lee Lane, J. Eric Bickel and Nobel Laureate Thomas Schelling. A reception will follow.
At this event, panelists will address pension reform challenges by presenting the results of three research papers commissioned by AEI through a generous grant from the Smith Richardson Foundation.
Mark Warshawsky, a well-known expert in retirement finance and a newly appointed commissioner, will explain the implications of a publicly funded long-term care insurance program. Then a panel will debate whether another government program the best way to ensure that families can afford to provide the necessary services for their aging loved ones.