Category Archives: Economy

When Your ‘Goal’ is not really Your Goal

It’s a massive “tell”: The Kyoto goal of reducing greenhouse gas emissions was never the global warming crowd’s true goal.

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Matt Yglesias’ Utterly Banal and Misleading Economic Insight

Y’know, Matt, the numbers are all there, man. Can you find a modicum of intellectual curiosity and intellectual honesty to drill down for the truth next time? Continue reading

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Great Achievements in Central Planning: Cellulosic Biofuel

Cellulosic biofuel is a case of the Congress thinking it could create a market presence for a product by sheer force of will and legislation. Bad idea. Continue reading

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Update on the Nation’s Energy Supply

A quick update on a post from a year and a half ago entitled ‘We have more oil and natural gas than anyone thought possible even 5 years ago.’ These numbers are compiled by the Energy Information Administration, the data-aggregation arm … Continue reading

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The 10 Most Ridiculous Entries on HuffPo’s ‘Shutdown Trickle-Down’ List

A Huffington Post article/Top 50 list on the government shutdown (“The Government Shutdown Trickle-Down: 50 Effects Of The Budget Standstill”) purports to document the crushing impact of the legislative impasse on the nation, but left me wondering how serious they … Continue reading

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40% Growth in Oil and Gas Jobs Since 2007. #oilandgas

From FuelFix.com, the energy blog of the Houston Chronicle: Jobs in the oil and gas sector have grown 40 percent in the last five years, helping to counteract the tepid one percent increase in total U.S. employment. The oil and … Continue reading

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Sprechen Sie “Green Energy”? ¡No Más!

Consider the Green Energy experiments of Spain, Germany and Australia: Why would any thinking person embark down that same road? Continue reading

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Climate Change, Climate Skeptics and Climate Fools

Under eleven grafs of organic compost, the NYT Green Blog buries its discomfiting lede: unless we’re willing to get serious about nuclear energy, it’s all just talk. Continue reading

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‘Eco-Taxes’ Planned for a Second Obama Term?

The issue of Climate Change has been a no-show in the 2012 election cycle; one would think that ManBearPig had been named an endangered species. But a two-year study commisioned by Barack Obama’s Treasury Department will recommend ways to “green” … Continue reading

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Obama to Super Bowl Champs: ‘You Didn’t Build That’

No, of course he didn’t say that. But what if he had? And why is it any less appropriate to tell a sports hero that than a small business owner? Imagine for a moment an alternate universe where the President … Continue reading

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