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Commentary: The Benefits of “Grotesque Inequality”

by John McClaughry In a recent talk before students at St. Johnsbury Academy, Sen. Bernie Sanders declared that although we are living in the wealthiest country in the...

Commentary: Universal Pre-K Is A Problem, Not a Solution

By Rob Roper Vermont has been actively expanding taxpayer funded universal Pre-K since 2007 (Act 62). The claims back then and the claims today haven’t changed. Advocates promise...

Commentary: The Lake Champlain Phosphorus Crisis

by John McClaughry The Vermont legislature is now well into the final chapter of a high-stakes saga that began in 2010. At its center is the phosphorus level...

Ethan Allen Institute Energy Policy Recommendations  

The following is the concluding section of the EAI comments on the Comprehensive Energy Plan update of 2015, offered by the Public Service Department. The earlier sections analyzed...

Vermont’s Energy Policy Is Out Of Touch with The People, Culture, And Economy of the State. See the Latest EAI Video

The Ethan Allen Institute released this week a ten-minute video overview of Vermont’s current energy policy and what it means for the future of our state. In a...

VT Legislator Roll Call Profiles (2016 Update)

Are Your Representatives Representing YOU? See How They Voted on Key Issues.   INTRODUCTION The following  collection of Legislator Roll Call Vote Profiles is brought to you as...

John McClaughry’s Rebuttal and Closing Statement vs. VPIRG

On December 3, the Ethan Allen Institute debated representatives of the Energy Independence Vermont coalition over whether or not Vermont should enact a Carbon Tax. The following are...
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Climate Science Red Team

by John McClaughry Some years ago a national administration – possibly Reagan’s — created an independent Red Team to attack the orthodox national security policy prescriptions of its...

Statehouse Headliners 4-24-17

A Brief Overview of Last Week’s Activity Under the Golden Dome by Guy Page Marijuana H.167, amended to permit both licensed, commercial marijuana cultivation and retail sales and...

Cal-Berkeley’s Free Online Courses Go Offline

by John McClaughry  The March 20 Weekly Standard had a notable article  from Andrew Ferguson. It’s about the clash of politically correct University of California-Berkeley with the equally...

Efficiency Vermont’s Inefficient Effect on Electric Rates

by Rob Roper Art Woolf has an excellent column in the Burlington Free Press on Vermont’s high electric rates. One of the many good points he makes is...

Solving the Immigrant Farm Labor Problem

by John McClaughry  Last Monday Vermont Digger published a really fine article by Jasper Craven about the problems faced by Vermont dairy farmers. The occasion was a statewide...

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