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Thanks To Popular Pressure, The Senate Left The Electric Car Tax Credit Alone (For Now)

December 10th, 2017 | by Nicolas Zart

2017 has been an interesting year for electric vehicles (EV). We've seen more EVs on the road and at auto shows internationally, but affordability hasn't changed that much. Worse yet, in the US, the new administration has been on a rampage returning to the good old polluting days, with carmakers colluding and allowing the environment to be further damaged. This is a story of what can happen when enough people get together and tell politicians enough is enough. Next: Net Neutrality and other environmental topics

Why Did Republicans (& Some Independents) Fall For The Trump Con?

May 22nd, 2017 | by Zachary Shahan

Donald Trump's election was a somewhat shocking and somewhat obvious result. Shocking, in part, because Donald Trump was so thoroughly unqualified for the job, and also in part because his life and words were so contradictory to the ideals espoused by the Christian base Republican politicians focus so much attention and messaging on

World Bank’s Program-for-Results Loan Instrument: Good Intentions?

February 1st, 2012 | by Zachary Hurwitz

The World Bank's Board of Directors has approved a new lending instrument called Program-For-Results (P4R). The instrument is supposed to fund programs, not provide project finance, and is meant to work within a borrower's existing regulatory framework -- what the Bank calls a country systems approach

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