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    Electric Cars: Bad for the Environment, Good for China

    Electric cars are often praised in the media as beacons of environmentalism. However, the reality is less flattering. As JLF’s Dr. Don van der Vaart writes in his most recent research brief: [Plug-in electric vehicles (PEVs)] are not more fuel-efficient than similarly sized gasoline-powered vehicles. Also, shifting the transportation energy usage from gasoline to electricity may…
    Brenee Goforth, October 15, 2020
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    Send In the Chinese!

    On the front page of the New York Times* and the Chronicle of Higher Education today is a story about Chinese students in American universities. Much of the story is about the troubles that both sides are having with the relationship: the Chinese are sometimes getting ripped off…
    Duke Cheston, November 3, 2011
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    Steve Jobs: Engineering skills plentiful in China

    In a post on Community College Spotlight, Joanne Jacobs pulled an interesting quote from Walter Isaacson’s biography of the late Apple CEO Steve Jobs. Apple had 700,000 factory workers employed in China, he said, and that was because it needed 30,000 engineers on-site to support those workers. ‘You can’t…
    Terry Stoops, November 3, 2011