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“Rules & Responsibilities” — For Corporations & Countries — A Policy Approach Long-Overdue.

     President Obama’s 2012 State of the Union Message can be summarized in part as a plea for “rules and responsibility.” If you would like this can be further summarized as an R2  approach to corporate and national governance. Unfortunately, many … Continue reading

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Solar Panel Litigation & the Emerging Clean Energy Trade War — Good for Whom?

A new dumping / subsidies case was filed recently by American solar panel makers attacking China’s subsidies to its manufacturers. This filing with the International Trade Administration / U.S. International Trade Commission is a new skirmish in the emerging clean energy trade war … Continue reading

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Export Subsidies and Undervalued Foreign Currency — New Bill is a Bad Idea.

The U.S. Senate recently passed the “Currency Exchange Rate Oversight Reform Act of 2011.” This proposed legislation is very questionable. It purports to give a populist answer to a very complex set of problems. These problems include market access, recognition of intellectual property … Continue reading

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