Daily Archives: August 17, 2011
–proof that just because you’re good in business it doesn’t mean you know a damn thing about economics.
Fracking is a process that allows the recovery of natural gas and oil from deep shale formations. The United States Department of Energy’s natural gas subcommittee just released a draft report (PDF) on hydraulic fracturing. The committee, which was charged with making recommendations on fracking, will issue a final report in November. North Carolina’s DepartmentContinue Reading
In this week’s Environment Update, Roy Cordato comments on the reality behind all the wind energy hype. Check out other updates at JLF’s research newsletter archive.
Many Americans are drawing the eminently sensible conclusion that federal top-down economic management doesn’t work, as this Cato@Liberty post by Emily Ekins shows. That trend has the statists very worried. Some are griping about a “crisis of confidence in the government.” As Rahm Emanuel says, a crisis is a terrible thing to waste. Let’s takeContinue Reading
No, I am not talking about Rick Perry. I am talking about Democratic political strategist Perry Woods. As you may recall, a company called Brave New Films produced a documentary that accused the Koch brothers of using their fortune to re-segregate the Wake County Schools. (Quick review: 0 out of 5 stars. This film takesContinue Reading
Here’s his letter responding to Krugman’s latest rant: Editor, The New York Times 620 Eighth Avenue New York, NY 10018 Dear Editor: Unimpressed that wage flexibility creates jobs in Texas, Paul Krugman writes that “at a national level lower wages would almost certainly lead to fewer jobs” (“The Texas Unmiracle,” August 15). By asserting -Continue Reading
Thomas Sowell‘s latest column explores the recent rash of mob violence in normally sedate Western societies: the high-profile London riots and “the pattern of violent attacks on whites” in a number of large American cities. While the history and the races are different, what is the same in both countries are the social policies andContinue Reading
As pundits continue to search for parallels between President Obama and his predecessors, the Washington Examiner‘s Michael Barone adds his own observations today. He tackles the notion that the 44th president’s political fortune could mirror that Harry Truman’s. It’s always helpful to be reminded that early polls may not be predictive and that opinion canContinue Reading