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Economic Benefits and Costs of Wilderness

Rural Blight

There is an astounding shortage of academic studies that analyze the negative economic impacts of environmental policies.  Anyone who has ever worked for an industry that has been decimated by the stroke of a pen knows full well the damage that can result from the reckless pursuit of radical environmental policy.  Nevertheless, many regulations that are proposed and adopted in ... Read More »

Climate Corp.: Turning Big Data into Big Abundance

Big Data Crop Insurance

I recently read an article in Fortune magazine that keeps creeping back into my thoughts.  It was a short profile on a farming business in Illinois, and how they are using data science to improve their crop yields. The article says, ” Jeff Hodel farms 6,000 acres of corn and soybeans near Roanoke, Ill. To feed a growing population — an ... Read More »