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Questions That Blur Political Party Lines

Fall 2008


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

Richard B. Freeman, John Van Reenen

Perspective: Reexamining the Patent System

Robert Hunt, Brian Kahin

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

Robert Atkinson, Howard Wial

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.