“Now that only a few keystrokes are needed to create most models, no care is needed. If the model spits out nonsense, no problem! We’ll change a few assumptions and see what pops out. Combine this with an imperative to derive conclusions that are favored politically, and it is not difficult to see that the world of modeling has become a plague. This book is destined to become a classic. Read it. Learn it. Live it. And don’t let your kids grow up to be modelers.”~ Benjamin Zycher, Senior Fellow American Enterprise Institute
“We shouldn’t let our empiricism, nor, especially, our modeled pseudo-empiricism, make our decisions for us automatically, or as a substitute for human practical wisdom, especially as so many models today are so badly flawed. Ken Green drives this important point home.”~ Steven F. Hayward, Resident Scholar UC Berkeley’s Institute of Governmental Studies and Visiting Lecturer at Berkeley Law
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I received my doctorate in Environmental Science and Engineering from the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), an M.S. in Molecular Genetics from San Diego State University, and a B.S. in Biology from UCLA. I have used my expertise for 25 years at public policy research institutions across North America. My list of publications includes policy studies, magazine articles, opinion columns, book and encyclopedia chapters, and two supplementary textbooks on climate change and energy policy intended for middle-school and collegiate audiences respectively. My writing has appeared in major newspapers across the US and Canada, and I appeared regularly on both Canadian and American radio and television. I testiﬁed before several state legislatures and regulatory agencies, as well as giving testimony to a variety of committees of the US House, US Senate and the Canadian House of Commons.
A large body of my work (over 900 op-eds, papers, etc.) can be found at Authory.com, here.