Bonner R Cohen

Bonner R. Cohen is a senior fellow with the National Center for Public Policy Research, a position he has held since 2002.

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Yale Expert, British Rocker Ruffle Feathers by Criticizing COVID Vaccine

As the nation appears to be approaching herd immunity, accompanied by a gradual return to normal economic and social activity, the role of vaccines in ridding the U.S. of the pandemic is a hot topic.

Fossil Fuel Industry Pays Better than Green Energy, Report Says

The Biden administration’s plans for an accelerated transition from fossil fuels to renewable energy could result in lower incomes and lost jobs, according to a report issued in early April by the Energy Futures Initiative.

Lack of Competition, Not Beds Explains Hospital Crunch

Hospital market consolidation, a process that has been well underway for decades, appears to have undermined the efficient delivery of health care services when the nation needed it the most: during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Indiana House Passes Legislation Barring Cities from Banning Natural Gas Hook-ups

The Indiana General Assembly is considering a bill to prohibit the state’s cities, towns, and counties from banning new natural gas hook-ups.

Masks Come under Scrutiny for Their Effect on the Environment

Globally, an estimated 129 billion masks (most of them disposable) are being used every month but concerns are now being raised that the very item touted as inhibiting the spread of the pandemic poses a threat to the environment and, by extension, to public health.

South Korea Outperforms Developed World on COVID-19

Testing was rigorous and efficient, contact tracing was effective (though it infringed on people’s rights to privacy), and infected patients were quickly isolated from the general population. 

Securities and Exchange Commission Pressures Companies on Climate Change Disclosures

As part of the Biden administration's is pursuit of climate change and social justice goals, the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) has created a Climate and ESG (Environment, Social, and Corporate Governance) Task Force in its Division of Enforcement.

U.S. Liquefied Natural Gas Exports Booming

Surging demand for heating fuel driven by an unusually cold winter with heavy snow in northeastern Asia triggered a boom in U.S. exports of liquified natural gas (LNG) to China, Japan, and South Korea in recent months.

Trump Health Care Reforms in Jeopardy

The Obama administration was extremely hostile to HRAs. Other free-market reforms are also under attack: short-term insurance and association health plans.

Lockdowns Cost Blue States Nearly a Million Jobs

Most anti-COVID policies were imposed at the state level and people living under Democratic and Republican governors fared quite differently during the pandemic.

Bonner R Cohen

Bonner R. Cohen is a senior fellow with the National Center for Public Policy Research, a position he has held since 2002.

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