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Where Should All the Coal Miners Go? – Pacific Standard

An interesting discussion about the failures and lessons for broad scale retraining programs.

My own thought is that we need to buy out the homes of displaced workers at the higher of either their purchase cost or the assessed value to facilitate moving to a new job location. 10 more words

Innovation Policy

How to misconstrue statistics in your favor: an example arguing against SB 32

This blog post on Fox & Hounds is an example of how to take statistics of one cause-and-effect relationship and misapply them to another situation. In this case, this graphic above shows how GHG emissions have dropped dramatically in states that used to burn coal to generate electricity, but now rely much more on natural gas. 175 more words

California

Let's end being NIGO'd in California

I was struck by the juxtapose of these two items:

California

Red meat tax: Pricing nature?

Danish Council of Ethics proposed to put a climate tax on red meat, aiming to both promote better public health and to reduce carbon emissions from animal farming. 1,257 more words

Sustainability Thoughts

Transparency is key to making incentives work

While Austin’s economic development policy often gets mixed reviews from folks who live here, out-of-town admirers can’t gush enough about the city’s economic development philosophy. 831 more words

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Transparency is key to making incentives work

While Austin’s economic development policy often gets mixed reviews from folks who live here, out-of-town admirers can’t gush enough about the city’s economic development philosophy. 831 more words

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Scott traveling state on "million, billion" tour today

Gov. Rick Scott didn’t get much of what he wanted from the 2016 Legislature, but that’s not stopping him from a five-city tour touting tax breaks and jobs that he started this morning in Jacksonville. 123 more words

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