ILSR’s Vice President, David Morris, was interviewed on WCCO’s "Good Question" segment that answered questions about E85. Segment aired May 17, 2006. Continue reading
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About David Morris
David Morris is co-founder of the Institute for Local Self-Reliance and directs its initiative on The Public Good. He is the author of New City States and four other non-fiction books. His essays on public policy are regularly published by On the Commons, Alternet, Common Dreams and the Huffington Post. More
Business Forum: NAFTA helped increase flow of illegal immigrants by David Morris Originally published in the Minneapolis Star Tribune, May 7, 2006 The debate about illegal immigration rarely mentions the North American Free Trade Agreement, known as NAFTA. That’s regrettable, since the flood of illegal Mexicans in 2006 empirically challenges the philosophy that guided NAFTA’s… Continue reading
David Morris is one of the guests discussing the future of gas prices and the future of electric vehicles – Minnesota Public Radio’s Midday Program Continue reading
April 5, 2006 – David Morris on the price of ethanol futures – Bloomberg Television Continue reading
Business Forum: ‘Givings’ could help fund LRT expansion by David Morris Originally published in the Minneapolis Star Tribune, April 2, 2006 We’re all familiar with the “takings” movement, and its central argument. If a public action reduces the value of property, the public should compensate the owner for the loss. You’ve probably never heard of… Continue reading
Commentary: Before long, a vehicle that solves problems? by David Morris Originally published in the Minneapolis Star Tribune, April 1, 2006 I magine driving a car without consuming petroleum, or generating pollution, or making noise. Imagine getting the equivalent of 100 to 150 miles per gallon. Imagine that every time you drove, you pumped money… Continue reading
The carbohydrate economy could transform agriculture as well as energy, reviving producer co-ops, and giving farmers a hedge against voilatile commodity prices. For the first time in 60 years, the carbohydrate economy is back on the public-policy agenda. It is an exciting historical opportunity, but one we should approach with deliberation and foresight.
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE – February 13, 2006 Contact: David Morris or John Bailey, 612-276-3456 Minnesota’s Future Wind Energy Development An Opportunity to Nurture Local Ownership MINNEAPOLIS - “In the next five years, Minnesota is poised to become the community-owned wind energy capital of the nation,” says David Morris, co-author of a new report from the… Continue reading
This February 2006 paper by David Morris was adapted from a speech given at the Minnesota Ag Expo 2006. The paper provides a snapshot of today’s biofuels industry and a roadmap to ensure that local farmers see significant benefits from the expanding industry in the future. Continue reading
A recent column by Democratic Energy’s editor, John Bailey, outlines how potential building projects in the Governor’s $900 million bonding proposal in Minnesota should be constructed so that there are no net increase in greenhouse gas emissions.
New Minnesota Building Should Not Increase Greenhouse Gases – by John Bailey, published in St. Paul Pioneer Press, January 24,2006