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Forecasts of cyclonic doom should be consumed with a heaped tablespoon of sea salt. And policies should be framed accordingly.November 19, 2013
The terrible toll of Typhoon Haiyan—estimated to have killed more than 4,000 people—reminds us of the often awesome power of the weather. Some say the death and destruction in Asia are symptoms of climate change and that we can expect worse to come—unless we cut back on emissions of greenhouse gases. But cuts in emissions of greenhouse gases may not be the best way to address the threat of hurricanes and typhoons, even if climate change is making them worse.
Wired co-founders Louis Rossetto and Jane Metcalfe will be awarded the Lanny Friedlander Prize at the Reason Media Awards on November 6th in New York CityOctober 10, 2013
Today Reason Foundation announced the finalists for the Bastiat Prize and Reason Video Prize, which will be presented at the Reason Media Awards ceremony on November 6.
The Bastiat Prize honors the writers who best explain the importance of freedom with originality, wit, and eloquence. The six Bastiat Prize finalists competing for $16,000 in prizes are:
Installing electric vehicle car-charging stations in Atlanta may sound like a good way to invest in the future, but using tax money to support the preferences of a small number of Georgia’s higher-income drivers is bad public policy.April 2, 2013
Installing electric vehicle car-charging stations in may sound like a good way to invest in the future, but using tax money to support the preferences of a small number of higher-income drivers is bad public policy.
Marriage laws should allow people to shape their lives as they wishMarch 25, 2013
In rebutting the arguments against equal marriage, this brief addresses empirical issues surrounding the definition of marriage. Of necessity, this involves consideration of legal history and marriage customs, as well as arguments drawn by analogy from other disputes. As part of this discussion, it considers comparative law—especially Roman law—and then recounts the uses to which various definitions of ‘marriage’ have been put in social policy debates, including by libertarians. It also outlines why rights instruments may be unhelpful to those who support changes to existing law.
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