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... and independent Institute (ebti) to oversee the development of emerging technologies under four department; Nanotechnology, Material Science, Artificial Intelligence and Reverse Engineering. The Director indicates they are working to create a baseline and environment for AI research in Ethiopia whilst ...
Robert P. Murphy is a research fellow at the Independent Institute and research assistant professor with the Free Market Institute at Texas Tech University. He is a contributing author to the Independent Institute's new book, Pope Francis and the Caring Society. If you would like to write an op-ed for the ...

Various reports suggest that policymakers — including President Trump himself — are considering raising the federal gas tax, by as much as 25 cents per gallon. Supporters argue that a hike is necessary to replenish the Highway Trust Fund, and — for those concerned about climate change — some also ...
Gabriel Roth is a research fellow at the Independent Institute and editor of the award-winning book, Street Smart: Competition, Entrepreneurship and the Future of Roads (Independent Institute, 2006). Interested in real economic insights? Want to stay ahead of the competition? Each weekday morning, e21 ...
In a recent press release, Congressman Jason Lewis (R-MN) urged the House of Representatives to pass recent 'right-to-try' legislation “as soon as possible.” Lewis also said, “I want each and every treatment option that could save a life to be available to those who are sick” and that “Families are ...
All campaigns engage in opposition research, which generally means getting all the dirt you can on your opponent. This kind of research goes after gossip, rumor and unsubstantiated claims as well as real facts. It does not generally include anything good about the candidate or any exculpatory information.

According to the Pew Research Center, in 2017 about 19 percent of households were composed of at least two adult generations. Further, between 2010 and 2030, the percent of the population at least 80 years old is expected to increase 79 percent while the number of family caregivers is only expected to ...
Racism is not unique to the United States, or to African Americans, but reputable social science research repeatedly shows that African Americans continue to face higher levels of prejudice, greater impacts from discrimination, and longer term effects than other minority groups. While the causes and ...
Dam safety experts faulted the Department of Water Resources for “ineffective and possibly detrimental” repairs, inadequate procedures to “identify risks and manage safety,” and for being “overconfident and complacent,” conducting “very little actual research.” The problems persist. Cracks were detected in ...
Red Robin, a popular burger chain, will cut jobs at all 570 of its locations because, chief financial officer Guy Constant said, “We need ... to address the labor [cost] increases we've seen.” To put it differently, Red Robin is cutting these jobs because of bad government policy: namely, hikes in the minimum ...
Attorney Stephen Halbrook, a senior fellow at the Independent Institute who has written briefs for and argued gun-rights cases before the Supreme Court ... “Raising the gun age is likely constitutional,” agreed University of California, Los Angeles, law professor Adam Winkler, whose research has been cited ...
In a recent press release, Congressman Jason Lewis (R-MN) urged the House of Representatives to pass recent 'right-to-try' legislation “as soon as possible.” Lewis also said, “I want each and every treatment option that could save a life to be available to those who are sick” and that “Families are ...
All campaigns engage in opposition research, which generally means getting all the dirt you can on your opponent. This kind of research goes after gossip, rumor and unsubstantiated claims as well as real facts. It does not generally include anything good about the candidate or any exculpatory information.
According to the Pew Research Center, in 2017 about 19 percent of households were composed of at least two adult generations. Further, between 2010 and 2030, the percent of the population at least 80 years old is expected to increase 79 percent while the number of family caregivers is only expected to ...
Racism is not unique to the United States, or to African Americans, but reputable social science research repeatedly shows that African Americans continue to face higher levels of prejudice, greater impacts from discrimination, and longer term effects than other minority groups. While the causes and ...
In fact, a working paper released by the National Bureau of Economic Research found an almost one-to-one correspondence between natural gas and renewable energy. The research clearly suggests that if you kept energy resources in the ground, renewables could not yet reliably power our lights, ...
Dam safety experts faulted the Department of Water Resources for “ineffective and possibly detrimental” repairs, inadequate procedures to “identify risks and manage safety,” and for being “overconfident and complacent,” conducting “very little actual research.” The problems persist. Cracks were detected in ...

Red Robin, a popular burger chain, will cut jobs at all 570 of its locations because, chief financial officer Guy Constant said, “We need ... to address the labor [cost] increases we've seen.” To put it differently, Red Robin is cutting these jobs because of bad government policy: namely, hikes in the minimum ...
“The curriculum is designed to suit a very broad interdisciplinary research in dance,” said Purnima Shah, associate professor of the practice of dance and director of the program of dance. “It's not ... The program is also collaborating with American Dance Festival, an independent institute housed at Duke.
Despite having no known medicinal benefits, the potential to cause harm, and higher-than-usual criminal penalties, the drug is enjoying new interest in psychotherapy research. Currently, MDMA is in the early stages of FDA approval to treat post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD). Furthermore, the FDA ...
Aaron Belkin, director of the California-based Palm Center, an independent institute that has conducted research on sexual minorities in the military, said the 18-month timeline is fair. "It's a good standard because the Pentagon is treating gender dysphoria according to the same standards that are applied ...
For example, if the allowable annual ESA tax-credit donations were as high as the state's Expanded Film Credit ($300 million) or even its corporate Research and Development Credit ($1.5 billion), the program would be cost-neutral if just 1 or 2 percent of California K-12 students participated. Such a ...
The University plans to formally announce the new Yale Institute of Global Health on Monday, according to Rosalind D'Eugenio, a spokeswoman for the new institute. The Yale Corporation first must vote to approve the initiative, but Yale administrators, including D'Eugenio and Vice President for Global ...
There are several major problems with “libertarian paternalism.” NYU economist Mario Rizzo has discussed this idea at length and I can't hope to do his research justice in a blog post. (One of his papers on the subject can be downloaded here and I'd strongly encourage people to read his popular work as ...
The United States ranks 11th in economic freedom, according to the 2017 “Economic Freedom of the World Report” published by Canada's Fraser Institute. The research provides important lessons about “economic nationalism,” which has reemerged as a populist force both in the U.S. and elsewhere ...
Early RAND was exceptional in nurturing young talent for the purpose of serving military-related objectives, but this doesn't prove the benefits to society exceeded the costs. In the case of RAND, the costs include the distortionary effects its work had on academic disciplines, and the opportunity cost of diverting human and ...
Florida governor Rick Scott has declared a state of emergency in anticipation of Hurricane Irma. Attorney General Pam Bondi has activated Florida's price gouging hotline. Florida consumers are to call and report instances of “gouging,” or extreme price increases on goods like food, water, ice, gasoline, ...
Gabriel Roth is a research fellow at the Independent Institute and editor of the award-winning book, Street Smart: Competition, Entrepreneurship and the Future of Roads (Independent Institute, 2006). Interested in real economic insights? Want to stay ahead of the competition? Each weekday morning, e21 ...
From 1948 to 1958, RAND Corporation, the nonprofit research institute created by the U.S. Air Force, hired scores of exceptional young thinkers who would later go on to win Nobel prizes and other top accolades, launch new fields of study, help run the Pentagon, and start important think tanks of their own. Yet despite this ...
An independent institute under the Ministry of Science, Research, and Technology, IIEES was established in 1989 following the recommendation of the 24th UNESCO General Conference. The Institute has played an effective role in strengthening formal and informal education on disaster risk reduction at ...
One noted exception to this “economistic” perspective is George Borjas—author of a stream of important research articles on the economics of immigration and a recent, influential book: We Wanted Workers: Unraveling the Immigration Narrative (2016). This symposium features Borjas's overview of the key arguments and ...
Early RAND was exceptional in nurturing young talent for the purpose of serving military-related objectives, but this doesn't prove the benefits to society exceeded the costs. In the case of RAND, the costs include the distortionary effects its work had on academic disciplines, and the opportunity cost of diverting human and ...
Federal student financial-aid programs have grown more than 10-fold adjusting for inflation since 1970, enabling large tuition hikes and adding to the already substantial support from state governments and federal research grants. Academics correctly believe their self-interest is promoted by big ...
In fact, extensive research shows that native Americans are nearly twice as likely to be incarcerated as illegal immigrants and more than 3 times as likely as legal immigrants. Contrary to Trump and others, mass deportations would make communities less safe. Immigrants, legal or illegal, who fear being ...
Alger is a research fellow at the Independent Institute, a nonprofit think tank based in Oakland. According to Alger, despite federal education policies from the 1870s to the 1970s, education was mainly controlled by the citizenry and state and local departments. In 1979, the Carter administration established ...
But a recent article in The Economist, cites evidence that young people who have attended college remain more tolerant of controversial speakers than the general public—a finding consistent with a long line of social science research that correlates education with increased tolerance of unwanted speech.
Ivan Eland, Ph.D., is Senior Fellow and Director of the Center on Peace and Liberty at the Independent Institute, a non-profit, research and educational organization that promotes the power of independent thinking to boldly advance peaceful, prosperous, and free societies grounded in a commitment to ...
... week after the election by Kantar Public, an independent institute for political and social research. The poll's findings were surprising since in ...
According to the NUT's research the 'worst hit' school in Croydon would be ... “As the independent Institute for Fiscal Studies has confirmed, ...
He was for many years a Research Fellow at the Independent Institute. Fred was an attentive student of American history, with particular ...
One view, expressed by Stowe Boyd, lead researcher at GigaOM Research, is that robots will yield a net reduction in jobs for humans, “The ...
Vicki Alger, a research fellow at the Independent Institute and author of Failure: The Federal Misedukation of America's Children, says the Katy ...
Vicki Alger, a research fellow at the Independent Institute and author of Failure: The Federal Misedukation of America's Children, says ...
... Institute, a Washington-based free-market public policy think tank, and a research fellow with the Independent Institute in Oakland, Calif.
... a Washington-based free-market public policy think tank, and a research fellow with the Independent Institute in Oakland, Calif., says private ...
Many agree the Affordable Care Act is in desperate need of reform. Some Texas families are paying more for their health insurance than they ...
... Institute, a Washington-based free-market public policy think tank, and a research fellow with the Independent Institute in Oakland, California.
Dubai was once a sandy desert. Today it is a leading center of international finance, commerce, and research, and one of the wealthiest places ...
Florida governor Rick Scott has declared a state of emergency in anticipation of Hurricane Irma. Attorney General Pam Bondi has activated ...
But economic research shows that wealthier people naturally choose healthier lifestyles. Removing government-created obstacles to success ...


 

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