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“Laws are like…

“Laws are like sausages — it is best not to see them being made.” Often misattributed to Otto von Bismarck, this is a truism well appreciated by the policy analyst and policy maker alike. I just spent a day in a policy seminar on the policy process put on by our local graduate school in […]

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Keystone XL Pipeline — Game Over?

It’s been a busy couple of weeks in the climate blogosphere. Perhaps the biggest news that has hardly garnered any headlines is the protest taking place on a daily basis and acts of civil disobedience by those hoping to call attention to the Keystone XL Pipeline, which is still under review by the Obama Admin. […]

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Is the perfect the enemy of the good?

In his latest book, The God Species, Mark Lynas argues that the green movement has been its own worst enemy in demanding perfection in climate policy when it is unachievable and results in forgoing “good enough” or “better than nothing.” Is this the case? Are green activists responsible for the failure of the political efforts […]

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