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Volume 29, No.1, Winter 2011

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Flip-flops are forever

Flip-flops are some of the most basic footwear in the world, a fact that is easily documented by the tons of discarded sandals washed up onto the east coast of Africa from as far away as Japan, China, Indonesia, Malaysia, and elsewhere.

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Climate goes back to court

In 2007, the U.S. Supreme Court declared greenhouse gases to be pollutants subject to regulation under the Clean Air Act. The Court’s decision in Massachusetts v. EPA triggered a series of far-reaching regulatory proposals from the Environmental Protection Agency designed to control greenhouse gas emissions from motor vehicles, utilities, and other sources. But this wasContinue reading "Thank you, Ronald Coase"

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Class of 2001: Where are they now?

John Charles Cascade Policy Institute In 2004, John Charles became the president of Cascade Policy Institute—an Oregon-based think tank working for state-level reform in areas such as land-use regulation, energy, and taxation. John speaks and writes frequently about free market environmentalism. Currently, he is working on a series of case studies on Portland’s transit-oriented developments.Continue reading "Class of 2001: Where are they now?"

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