Featuring Jeff Flake (R-AZ), United States Senator; Dave Brat (R-VA-7), United States Congressman; Michael F. Cannon, Director of Health Policy Studies, Cato Institute; John C. Goodman, President, Goodman Institute for Public Policy Research; moderated by Peter Russo, Director of Congressional Affairs, Cato Institute.
In Lukewarming: The New Climate Science that Changes Everything, Pat Michaels and Chip Knappenberger explain the real science and spin behind the headlines and come to a provocative conclusion: global warming is not hot—it’s lukewarm. Climate change is real, it is partially man-made, but it is clearer than ever that its impact has been exaggerated—with many predictions now being rendered implausible or impossible. This new paperback edition of the book is an expanded edition of last year’s ebook-only edition of Lukewarming, and includes updates in science and policy following the accords reached at the 2015 United Nations Climate Change Conference in Paris.
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Internet Cents and Nonsense: Lessons from the Dot-Com Collapse and the Copyright Wars
Featuring Stan Liebowitz, Author, Rethinking the Network Economy: The True Forces that Drive the Digital Marketplace (Amacom, 2002); with comments by John Lott, American Enterprise Institute; and Tom Lenard, Progress and Freedom Foundation.
“The new economy changes everything.” All of us heard it; many believed it. The Internet did lower the cost of communication and offered new ways of doing business. But, contrary to many claims, the Internet didn’t change fundamental truths about economics, such as scarcity, supply and demand, or the relative unimportance of being first to market. Join economist Stan Liebowitz for a new interpretation of the real meaning of the Internet economy: its implications for understanding the dot-com crash; the truth about the so-called “first-mover advantage”; options for protecting digital works such as music and movies when reproduction is free; and, on the antitrust front, whether we need to fret over “network externalities” and lock-in of substandard technologies.