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Ending the Inertia on Energy Policy

Winter 2008


Post-scientific society; Ethanol food fight; Water worries; Mexican cha-cha; Improving Indian innovation

From the Hill

Fiscal year 2008 R&D funding levels on hold; Expansion of FDA oversight power sought; Bill to promote electronic health records proposed; Legislation would boost support for women in science; Climate Change Science Program under fire

Editor’s Journal: Living Legos

Kevin Finneran

Perspective: Forging a New, Bipartisan Environmental Movement

Newt Gingrich, Terry L. Maple

Perspective: Racial Disparities at Birth:The Puzzle Persists

Paula Braveman

Perspective: Freedom of Speech in Government Science

David B. Resnik

A New Strategy to Spur Energy Innovation

Peter Ogden, John Podesta, John Deutch

No one questions the need to develop new energy technologies. Government can play a critical role by increasing funding and reorganizing its programs.

The Whys and Hows of Energy Taxes

Kevin A. Hassett, Gilbert E. Metcalf

The 20th-century policy aimed at developing domestic energy sources no longer makes sense. The 21st century demands a fresh approach.

A Blind Man’s Guide to Energy Policy

Jane C. S. Long

The broad vision needed to transform the energy system will develop only when narrowly focused constituencies learn to see through the eyes of others.

Global Science Gaps Need Global Action

Mohamed H. A. Hassan

The opportunity exists for many developing countries to become active participants in science, technology, and innovation, but to succeed they will need the support of the international scientific community.

Open Access to Research for the Developing World

Matthew J. Cockerill, Bart G. J. Knols

How to Use Technology to Spur Development

Renee Kuriyan, Isha Ray, Daniel Kammen

Merging technology and entrepreneurialism to meet the needs of the poor and improve their productivity has obvious appeal, but such efforts need more careful study and planning to deliver on their potential.

Sharing the Catch, Conserving the Fish

David Festa, Diane Regas, Judson Boomhower

Dealing with Disability

Marilyn J. Field, Alan M. Jette

Book Review: The political Einstein

William Lanouette

Einstein on Politics: His Private Thoughts and Public Stands on Nationalism, Zionism, War, Peace, and the Bomb
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David E. Rowe and Robert Schulmann, eds..