February 25, 2011
Anti-US Fervor in Hollywood
Feb. 24, 2011, 2:29 a.m. EST
“The most consistent theme in OI over the past decade was that all of the editors believed that ‘real’ assets — precious metals, energy, hard and soft commodities — are getting more and more scarce.
“In other words, the low-hanging fruit of this world is gone. If you understand that, you’re halfway there.
“In my view, we live in an era of Peak Everything. Whether it’s oil, gold, copper, coal, food, water, you-name-it… we’ve got nearly seven billion people on this world all chasing for the same goods. This world is picked-over, and there’s not enough to go around.”
Feb 19, 2011 – 5:00 AM
Pop quiz. What’s the biggest single job the federal government undertakes?
National defense? Nope.
Homeland security? Wrong.
Transportation? Not even close.
Law enforcement? No way.
Education? Getting colder.
Foreign aid? Are you kidding?
Nope, the biggest single thing the federal government does these days is … cut checks.
Lots and lots and lots and lots of checks that go to individual citizens — $2.3 trillion worth last year alone.
Feb 28, 2011, Vol. 16, No. 23 • By JEFFREY H. ANDERSON
on February 16, 2011
Posted by Nin-Hai Tseng, writer-reporter
February 17, 2011 11:26 am
Interestingly, there is one U.S.–Europe comparison that they never make: The U.S. hugely outpaces Europe in one key area of rail transport, but it’s freight rather than people. This report from the European Commission (table 5.1, page 68) tells the story. Measured in ton-kilometers (i.e., one ton shipped one kilometer), the U.S. ships more than six times the amount of freight as the European Union. Freight rail in the U.S. accounts for 43 percent of total ton-kilometers shipped by all transportation sources, versus only 16.7 percent in the E.U., where they ship much more by truck, due in part to the shorter distances goods have to travel.
February 10, 2011 02:22 PM UTC by John Stossel
By some estimates:
investing in solar power destroys seven jobs, wind eight jobs, biomass eight jobs, coal six jobs, and natural gas eight jobs, each compared to the 10 jobs generally created per million dollars of investment.
What a waste. Government has no place in the energy business. If we stop subsidizing all forms of energy, then a spontaneous order will emerge that will allow the best form of energy to out-compete the rest. If green energy truly works, people will invest in it, and jobs will be created. That is the free market at work. We don’t need the central planners to pick winners. In the end, that just makes us all losers.