The Social Cost of Carbon is Still the Best Way to Evaluate Climate Policy

Source: Yale university News Website Professor of Economics Matthew Kotchen argues that the social cost of carbon, which accounts for the future damage that atmospheric carbon causes, is preferable to an alternative approach put forward by two prominent economists By Geoffrey Giller MESc ‘14 For the past decade, the United States government has primarily relied on a measure, known as the social cost of carbon, to help evaluate the costs and benefits of various climate change policies. However, some economists have called for the use of a different metric, called…

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The Promise and Peril of Artificial Intelligence

By  PATRICK VEREL /Fordham University News The concept of artificial intelligence has been with us since 1955, when a group of researchers first proposed a study of “the simulation of human intelligence processes by machines.” At the same time, it seems like not a day goes by without news about some development, making it feel very futuristic. It’s also the purview of professors from a variety of fields at Fordham, such as Damian Lyons, Ph.D., a professor of computer science, R.P. Raghupathi Ph.D., a professor of information, technology and operations at Gabelli School of Business,…

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Police investigating desecration of Torah scroll at George Washington University fraternity

By Culled from/ Andy Rose, CNN George Washington University said campus police and the DC Metropolitan Police Department are investigating after a fraternity said a Torah scroll was vandalized over the weekend. (CNN)A fraternity house at George Washington University was vandalized over the weekend, including desecration of a Torah scroll, according to the university and Tau Kappa Epsilon.”Our entire chapter is outraged and saddened by this blatant act of antisemitism and violence against our brothers,” the fraternity said in a statement Sunday evening.Chapter President Chris Osborne told CNN by phone the house…

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Jesse Jackson is hospitalized after he fell and hit his head at Howard University

THE ASSOCIATED PRESS CHICAGO — The Rev. Jesse Jackson was hospitalized Monday in Washington, D.C. after falling and hitting his head while helping Howard University students who are protesting living conditions on campus, according to a spokesman. The 80-year-old Chicago civil rights leader was entering a campus building when he fell and hit his head, according to Jackson spokesman Frank Watkins. Jackson’s staff took him to Howard University Hospital for various tests including a CT scan which came back normal. Watkins said Jackson would be kept at the hospital overnight…

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