Why Classifying PVC as Hazardous Waste Undermines America's Zero-Waste and Energy Transition Goals
In the next year, the EPA could make a final decision on whether to classify PVC as hazardous waste. What would this entail? Fellow Rachel Meidl explores why a hazardous designation for PVC would have costly implications — moving the U.S. further from its goal of achieving a sustainable, circular economy.
Rachel A. Meidl February 2, 2023
Why Gas Stoves Matter to the Climate — and the Gas Industry: Keeping Them Means Homes Will Use Gas for Heating Too
Gas stoves are a leading source of hazardous indoor air pollution, but they emit only a tiny share of the greenhouse gases that warm the climate. Why, then, have they assumed such a heated role in climate politics?
Daniel Cohan January 18, 2023
Enhancing Truth-in-Taxation Policies in Texas
Truth-in-taxation measures, which are intended to serve taxpayers, have failed to constrain the property tax burden in Texas, write Jennifer Rabb and Lebena Varghese of the McNair Center for Entrepreneurship and Economic Growth. They argue that it is incumbent upon the government to make tax rate notices clear, relevant and above all truthful.
Jennifer Rabb, Lebena Varghese January 17, 2023
How Economic and Political Factors Drive the Oil Strategy of Gulf Arab States
This paper models the oil strategy of Gulf Arab states under three future energy transition scenarios. Under the most ambitious scenario, the region would have to decouple its oil revenues from its economic growth and could face significant economic and political consequences.
Osamah Alsayegh January 9, 2023
Looking Back at Our Impact in 2022
In 2022, the nation faced fundamental questions about how we govern our economy and society — particularly how we formulate public policy. Here, we share 10 highlights of our work that illustrate our impact from the previous year.
David M. Satterfield December 21, 2022
Blockchain Not Bitcoin: Agriculture and Health Care Companies Thrive on New Technology
Cryptocurrencies may remain volatile investments, but the blockchain technology that underlies them is here to stay — and it’s transforming the health tech and agricultural tech sectors. Research analyst Alexandra Bello outlines the benefits.
Alexandra E. Bello December 19, 2022
Fifty Years of a National Program for the Treatment of Kidney Failure
By Kevin F. Erickson, Melandrea Worsley and Wolfgang C. Winkelmayer
Fifty years ago, on October 30, then-President…
Kevin Erickson December 19, 2022
Should Health Care Providers Ask Their Regular Patients About Their Sexual Health?
“Yes, and the electronic health record (EHR) can be configured to promote initial conversations,” say Drew Helmer, a…
Drew A. Helmer, Alexandra Caloudas December 1, 2022
How Mark Cuban's Prescription Drug Disruption Could Save Lives
Drug companies that bypass distributors and offer generics directly to patients, like the Mark Cuban Cost Plus Drug Company, could disrupt the pharmaceutical supply chain and ultimately save thousands of lives.
Hagop M. Kantarjian November 29, 2022