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Questions That Blur Political Party Lines

Fall 2008


Forum


The education people need; Prison policy reform; Thinking about energy; What is science policy?; Science and democracy


From the Hill


Progress on 2009 budget stalled; Consumer product safety changes approved; Higher Education Act reauthorized; EPA delays decision on regulating greenhouse gases; Yucca Mountain's future examined


Editor’s Journal: Questions That Blur Political Party Lines


Kevin Finneran


Perspective: Be Careful What You Wish For: A Cautionary Tale about Budget Doubling


John Van Reenen, Richard B. Freeman


Perspective: Reexamining the Patent System


Brian Kahin, Robert Hunt


Restructuring the Military


Lawrence J. Korb, Max A. Bergmann


Reducing Proliferation Risk


Burton Richter


A National Renewable Portfolio Standard? Not Practical


Jay Apt, Lester B. Lave, Sompop Pattanariyankool


Strengthening the Global Environmental Treaty System


Lawrence Susskind


Third-Generation Biotechnology: A First Look


Mark Sagoff


Creating a National Innovation Foundation


Howard Wial, Robert Atkinson


Science, Technology, and Global Reengagement


Gerald Hane


Book Review: Predicting the future


Martin Lewis

Global Catastrophes and Trends: The Next Fifty Years
, by
Vaclav Smil.


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