Utah State University

Op-Ed: Coal, gas, oil and uranium are still best energy alternatives

An op-ed exploring energy alternatives, written by USU’s William F. Shughart II, was published by the Salt Lake Tribune last night.  This excerpt is from the op-ed: “The Carbon Power Plant, Utah’s oldest coal-fired electricity generating facility, will close in 2015 because not enough physical space is available for the equipment needed to meet the EPA’s […]

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Cato: Antitrust Enforcement in the Obama administration’s First Term

Cato Policy Analysis No. 739, “Antitrust Enforcement in the Obama administration’s First Term: A Regulatory Approach,” was released today and posted on the Cato Institute’s website (www.cato.org). Diana Thomas and I worked on this “white paper” for well over a year and a few times last summer I wondered if it would be out before the end of Obama’s […]

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Veganism: A Moral Imperative

[vc_column_text disable_pattern="true" align="left" margin_bottom="0" width="1/1" el_position="first last"] It’s not difficult to convince people of the moral case for veganism because it rests on assumptions that everyone already believes. A vegan is someone who does not eat, wear or otherwise consume animal products. Veganism is the rejection of animal exploitation in one’s own life. It is […]

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Just Keep a Bangin’ on that Door

[vc_column_text disable_pattern="true" align="left" margin_bottom="0" width="1/1" el_position="first last"] I’ve only been here at Strata for two weeks. To say it’s been a little overwhelming is an understatement. When Ian asked me to write a blog post I was a little shocked. I asked him what I should write about, and without even thinking about it he […]

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