Michael Scott Moore
Falling Cost of Renewables Softens Nuclear Shutdown
As renewable energy sources approach cost parity with traditional sources, phasing out nuclear power might in Germany be economically smart.
Greece, North Africa Promote Their Solar Power Projects
Competing solar projects are vying to supply Germany's renewable desires, each one trying to push the other into the shade.
Gas Pipeline From Russia to Germany Comes at a Cost
Doing deals with the Russians to put a pipe under the North Sea gives Germany some flexibility in its post-nuclear future, but at what price?
German Conservatives Discover Populism In Euro Crisis
Like the homemakers in the book "Can't Pay, Won't Pay," the bureaucrats running Germany's financial house are saying enough is enough.
Rethinking Nuclear Power Sparks the Greening of Angela Merkel
German Chancellor (and physicist) Angela Merkel did a 180 on nuclear energy after Fukushima, setting off an "energy revolution" in the process.
Class of Antipsychotics Ineffective in PTSD Treatment
The future may hold a drug therapy for treating post-traumatic stress disorder, but some of the popular choices of the last few years, like Risperdal, won't be part of it.
High-Speed Rail Will Impact America's Freight Trains
America's very successful freight train system will have to make some compromises to accommodate high-speed rail, but those needn't be the end of the world.
How High-Speed Rail is Dying in America While Thriving in Spain
In the late 1980s, both Texas and Spain proposed high-speed rail systems: Texas walked away from the idea, while Spain leapt in a little too exuberantly.
California’s High-Speed Rail Efforts Have to Start Somewhere
German high-speed trains started in the provinces, too, but now have a fast, efficient and popular system crisscrossing the nation.
Plugging High-Speed Rail Into Germany's Power Grid
Using rail lines for the energy grid may help a suddenly nuclear-shy Germany transition to wider use of renewable sources.
Legalizing Pot: Will It End the Mexican Drug Cartels?
If pot were legal — not decriminalized, but legal — it likely would knock a few props from beneath rampaging Mexican drugs cartels, argues Michael Scott Moore.
Is U.S.A. Drug Tourism Likely After States Drug Legalization?
U.S. drug laws should be loosened, argues Michael Scott Moore, but Holland — where soft drugs are not legal but are tolerated — is probably not the right model.
Drug Courts Reduce Recidivism and Save Tax Dollars
Drug courts can help ease the U.S. prison population and usher America into the civilized world when it comes to prosecuting drug-use offenses.
Portugal Benefits by Treating Drug Abuse as Medical, Not Legal, Issue
Portugal’s example suggests that de-escalating the war on drugs might create a new sort of peace dividend.
'Shooting Galleries' Take Aim at Illicit Drug Market
The idea that governments can reduce both addiction and street crime — and maybe bleed black markets dry — by managing drug distribution has gained momentum.
Afghan Heroin May Spark Russian Version of War on Drugs
European governments have taken two divergent paths in dealing with the resurrected flow of narcotics from Afghanistan, legalization and an American-style war on drugs.
Northern Europe’s Health Insurance Public-Private Combine
Europe has answered that question to its own satisfaction with a mandatory system that treats health care as a social insurance handled by private firms.