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    Insurance Subsidies heard in US Supreme Court on Friday

    Last week the U.S. Supreme Court agreed to hear the King v. Burwell case that challenges the legality of federal health care subsidies to low- and middle-income residents who purchase insurance on the federal health care exchange in those 37 states that did not establish their own state-based exchange. This issue for the…
    Sarah Curry, November 13, 2014
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    McCrory and unsustainable energy

    The previous two times the word “unsustainable” has been used on The Locker Room, it was in reference to (1) energy source whose supposed economic benefits would not be realized were it not for public subsidies and (2) the need for Republicans to differentiate themselves from Democrats by becoming…
    Jon Sanders, March 5, 2013
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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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    Renewable Energy and Subsidies

    A letter in today’s N & O argues that fossil fuels account for 87 percent of the energy consumed in the world and received 12 times the subsidies of renewable energy sources.  It isn’t clear from the letter whether the subsidies discussed only focus on the subsidies the U.S.
    Daren Bakst, September 26, 2011