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Why do we no longer expect large step-changes in economic growth? Why have we become complacent with predictable and incremental changes in technologies and business models? Our research reclaims the sense of wonder and optimism that has been the foundation of our greatest discoveries and achievements.
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Environmental Stewardship

How do we effectively conserve and protect America’s treasured landscapes and natural resources? Can we better encourage the protection of endangered species, clean our air and water, and preserve scenic sites across the country? Our research explores how cooperative and incentive-based approaches are crucial to achieving better environmental outcomes.
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Does our current immigration system set the United States up for social and economic success? Today, more than 44 million immigrants live in the US, and each year about one million more enter. They bring their hopes, dreams, and shared prosperity. Our immigration research details how immigrants contribute to the growth and development of the US.
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Environmental Stewardship

Endangered and Threatened Wildlife and Plants

Rationale behind the 2020 Final Rule defining habitat The 2020 Final Rule defining the term habitat was a direct response to the 2018 Supreme Court case Weyerhaeuser v. Fish and Willdlife Service. The Weyerhaeuser case began when the FWS designated a private timber plantation in St. Tammany Parish, Louisiana as…
Technology and Innovation

CGO Tech Poll

Distrust of government Following the 2020 election, Republican distrust of the federal government properly using personal data has spiked, while Democrat distrust dropped. Regulation of tech companies Around half of Americans would like to see the largest tech firms broken up Majorities support free speech in principle, while also…
Environmental Stewardship

High West Meets American Prairie

Introduction High West Meets American Prairie explores how two organizations were able to combine their unique business models to help conserve the Northern Great Plains. American Prairie Reserve (APR) is a non- profit organization with the goal of conserving three million acres of grassland in central Montana (an area about…
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