Posts Tagged ‘Governments’

A Short History of Contested Presidential Elections

Noting that one candidate has been claiming the upcoming U.S. presidential vote is ‘rigged,’ our Washington-based blogger takes a look at the ways that past presidential elections have been less than clear-cut, and that ways in which the system bent to accommodate a peaceful transfer of power.

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In This Indebted World, Austerity May Be Forever

By 2010, everyone had heard the ‘austerity’ rallying cry. Immediately following the 2008 financial crisis, especially in Europe, it resounded: ‘Stimulate no more, now is the time for all to tighten!’ And tighten governments did, cutting public expenditure across continental Europe, and in the United Kingdom and the United States. The logic behind ‘austerity’ holds […]

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Solar power gets 25% cheaper in just five months

Since the second quarter of 2016, the cost of solar power has fallen significantly in China and Abu Dhabi, a sign that renewable energy technology might be more affordable for some time. “(T)here’s no reason why the cost of solar will ever increase again,” former clean energy executive Frank Wouters said in a recent interview […]

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Best Evidence and the What Works Clearinghouse

Jean Stockard and Tim Wood looked at the U.S. Department of Education’s What Works Clearinghouse and asked that same question – does this work? They found that the answer is often no, but that doesn’t have to be the case.

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