Utah State University

Academic Silos – Jenessa Blotter

They wake up. They train. They go to sleep.  This is the life of an Olympian.  Do you want to be the best in the world at what you do?  Or, do you prefer the comfort of believing that you are well rounded?  This false pretense is what we promote in the US education system. […]

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Summary of Land Policy Projects

2013 Energy in National Monuments. By Randy T Simmons and Ryan M. Yonk, 2013. Under the Antiquities Act and through their respective management plans, national monuments fall under strict protection. Because of this, development of potential energy resources is often impossible. This study shows the opportunity cost of designating national monuments by illustrating how much […]

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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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