Join us for a Virtual Teach-Out in Preparation for the 2023 Ventura County TRUTH Act Forum.
Panelists : Jehan Laner, Staff Attorney, Immigrant Legal Resource Center Luis Nolasco, Senior Policy Advocate and Organizer, ACLU of Southern California Dr. Marcela Nava, Health Policy Research Scholar, Assistant Professor, University of Texas at Arlington
The role of immigration in shaping the nation's economy remains a hotly contested area of debate. Factors such as the real economic benefits of high-skilled versus low-skilled immigrants, the impact of immigration on native employment, and the role of policy in shaping these dynamics stand at the forefront of this national conversation.
While immigration is accepted to have wide-ranging effects on job markets, wages, and the broader economy, assimilation and the promotion of American values are equally important. And to what extent should Americans citizens expect immigrants to assimilate to American culture, habits, and ways of living?
To provide expert insight, guest host Daniel Di Martino (Manhattan Institute graduate fellow) was joined by renowned Harvard Economics Professor George Borjas, a leading authority on the economics of immigration.
George J. Borjas is the Robert W. Scrivner Research Professor of Economics and Social Policy at the Harvard Kennedy School. He is also a senior fellow at the Manhattan Institute.
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Featured Speaker: Mark Norton, Vice President of Business Development, Smart Wires
About the Webinar: In the drive towards a targeted decarbonized power system by 2050, it is critical that the growth and speed of connections for renewable generating energy sources keeps pace to make this a reality. However, developers of renewable resources often face long lead times before they can freely offer (firm access) their power into energy markets, awaiting not only new network developments to connect the renewable generating sources, but also wider reinforcement of network capacity to transmit this energy. In Europe, “Connect and Manage” has become an approach used by some system operators, where firm access is offered before all associated reinforcement works are completed.
This webinar will address “Connect and Manage” principles, the experience from the common approaches being applied, and the risks, tools and outcomes from these. It will conclude based on these experiences the learning and best practice approaches to be used in future by system operators and policy makers.
https://bit.ly/3G8i19Q: Landmark legislation from the Biden administration made billions of dollars available to support the U.S. transition to clean energy, but money is only half the battle. Energy and political experts from Stanford, government, and the private sector discussed streamlining the process for permitting clean energy projects, engaging effectively with local communities, and accelerating the renewable energy transition with the environment, human health, and fairness in mind.
Key Moments 00:00 Introduction from Chris Field 06:18 How to design projects to make permitting as smooth as possible 07:44 How the Biden administration is working toward effective and efficient permitting 10:48 Progress on agreements between environmental justice groups and project developers 14:08 Moving the politics so that permitting and negotiation work together 16:42 White House focus on development, environment, and justice 21:15 Equitably allocating benefits and costs across the system 24:02 Grid access and interconnection as barriers to development 29:56 Federal role in reforming permitting system 30:56 Redesigning administrative queues for efficiency 35:00 Permitting jobs are climate jobs 36:11 Role of leaders in convening to prioritize “soft issues” 38:26 What makes effective community engagement? 40:…
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Today's livestream is on Stephen Wolfram & Karl Friston's great discussion on The Machine Learning Street Talk Youtube channel about the Free Energy Principle, observers, agency, and physics of sentience. Link to their full talk is below.
STEPHEN WOLFRAM + KARL FRISTON - OBSERVERS [SPECIAL EDITION] https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6iaT-0Dvhnc
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0:00 Intro 5:15 Friston background 6:20 Wolfram background 9:30 Quantum mechanics comes from minds 18:30 Wolfram explains Free Energy Principle 25:00 Physics comes from nature of observers 35:40 Physics of sentience 42:00 Why we seem like are fixed in space 49:00 The Ruliad & Sentient Singularity Theory 1:03:00 Nature of agency 1:26:00 Observers vs objects 1:42:42 Observers make choices and imagination 2:04:30 Identifying observers allows for understanding 2:19:40 “AGI” and information hierarchies 2:35:55 Einstein’s question about God’s freedom 2:47:30 Can we recognize intelligence? 2:57:30 The next generation of science is of observers
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Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/seanmcarroll Blog post with audio player, show notes, and transcript: https://www.preposterousuniverse.com/podcast/2023/10/30/255-michael-muthukrishna-on-developing-a-theory-of-everyone/
A "Theory of Everything" is physicists' somewhat tongue-in-cheek phrase for a hypothetical model of all the fundamental physical interactions. Of course, even if we had such a theory, it would tell us nothing new about higher-level emergent phenomena, all the way up to human behavior and society. Can we even imagine a "Theory of Everyone," providing basic organizing principles for society? Michael Muthukrishna believes we can, and indeed that we can see the outlines of such a theory emerging, based on the relationships of people to each other and to the physical resources available.
Michael Muthukrishna received his Ph.D. in psychology from the University of British Columbia. He is currently Associate Professor of Economic Psychology at the London School of Economics and Political Science. Among his awards are an Emerging Scholar Award from the Society for Personality and Social Psychology and a Dissertation Excellence Award from the Canadian Psychological Association. His new book is A Theory of Everyone: The New Science of Who We Are, How We Got Here, and Where We're Going.
00:00 Introduction 04:16 The physics of greenhouse gases 10:46 CO2 Fertilization (the greening of Earth) 11:50 People are planet engineers 15:38 The double standard on wood 17:00 Artificial vs Natural 20:00 Climate Science predictions and fossil fuels 21:20: Thermodynamics and CO2 27:04 The geological carbon cycle 35:50 Power for People, Problems and Progress 40:50 Reaction to Joe Rogan and Elon Musk talking solar energy 52:00 The affordability of solar energy 54:00 “Renewables” vs fossil fuels 57:00 Australia as a case study 1:00:10 Wind turbines and wind factories 1:04:00 Coal Fired power stations 1:11:00 Are wind farms environmentally and economically preferable? 1:12:20 The politicisation of science classes 1:15:30 Net Zero as a special case of “Sustainability” 1:17:25 What should we do about climate change? 1:26:40 Conclusions
Many agree the United States needs environmental permitting reform to support energy development, modernize dated infrastructure, and facilitate economic development. For example, Congress amended the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) as part of the Federal Responsibility Act of 2023. The White House Council on Environmental Quality (CEQ) followed shortly thereafter with its Phase II proposal for revising its NEPA regulations. Join a panel of experts for a moderated lunch discussion on the state of permitting reform in the United States. It will explore the current need, recent changes and proposals, and how they may impact future development and litigation.
-Hon. James Danly, Commissioner, Federal Energy Regulatory Commission -Hon. Mary Neumayr, Former Chairman, Council on Environmental Quality -Moderator: Jonathan Brightbill, Former Acting Assistant Attorney General, United States Department of Justice; Partner, Chair, Environmental Litigation and Enforcement Practice, Winston & Strawn LLP
As always, the Federalist Society takes no position on particular legal or public policy issues; all expressions of opinion are those of the speaker.
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