Science Education & Policy

Enough: Toward A Sustainable Economics

We're no longer surprised that so many people bow down to the Invisible Hand of economics, worshipping its messenger coins and notes, and attending its oracles, the Wall Street analysts. Adam Smith, the 18th-century originator of the invisible hand m ...

Article - Fred Phillips - Aug 25 2023 - 3:10pm

Subsidized Housing Makes Inequality Worse

With rampant inflation, an economy whose only baffling bragging right is that it gained back 80 percent of the jobs lost since the Biden administration began, and mortgage rates increasing the most since Jimmy Carter was president, calls are on to subsidiz ...

Article - Hank Campbell - Aug 30 2023 - 10:56am

Anti-GMO Beliefs Are Held By People With Lower Education

A YouGov poll found that anti-GMO beliefs are a sign of being les s educated. It is something the science community has always known but organic industry trade groups such as Organic Consumers Association, U.S. Right To Know, and SourceWatch try to claim t ...

Article - Hank Campbell - Sep 11 2023 - 10:58am

COVID-19 Lockdown Fallout: We May Have Failed School Kids

When a pandemic is happening in real time, it's only possible to know in hindsight what was a successful mitigation strategy, what was hype to help a presidential candidate, or even what was suppressed for geopolitical interests. There is no question ...

Article - Hank Campbell - Sep 13 2023 - 11:45am

Soylent Pink: It's What's In Your Child's Lunch

In our modern culture, we have both the politicization of science and the scientization of politics. They sound similar but the goals are different- the first obviously seeks to inject political agendas into science while the second seeks to make a politic ...

Article - Hank Campbell - Oct 24 2023 - 8:38am

What Should College Presidents Do?

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Article - Fred Phillips - Dec 18 2023 - 11:03am

Practice Parameter On Anaphylaxis Changes

The Joint Task Force between the American College of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology and the American Academy of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology have released two new guidelines for allergic reactions. The new recommendations are that calling an ambulance af ...

Article - News Staff - Dec 18 2023 - 6:37pm

Critical Thinking Vs Rote: Why Asia Leads In Student Standardized Tests But Not Adult Science

Once per year, America goes through cultural spasms over international standardized tests. One group says only more money for government union employees will fix it while another claims young people are just dumber today while another claims that only dism ...

Article - Hank Campbell - Dec 21 2023 - 6:36pm

Cash For Clunkers Fiasco Deconstructed And Some Science Is Saved

"Cash for clunkers", President Obama's 2009 Car Allowance Rebates System (CARS), was hailed as a huge success by the administration and environmentalists- but it was really just another government boondoggle. Not as expensive as $72 billion ...

Article - Hank Campbell - Jan 8 2024 - 9:17am

The Economics You Were Taught? Dead.

This is a companion piece to “Enough: Toward A Sustainable Economics”  https://www.science20.com/fred_phillips/enough_toward_a_sustainable_economics-256755. ...

Article - Fred Phillips - Jan 9 2024 - 8:21am