Natural Gas: A Fuel to Rule Them All?
Energy / Politics

Natural Gas: A Fuel to Rule Them All?

Hardly a day goes by where a new story trumpeting the American natural gas “revolution” isn’t prominently displayed in the newspaper: talk of exports is reemerging after decades; the price of natural gas for electricity has dropped by half between its 2008 high and 2013; IHS estimates that unconventional drilling supports 1.7 million jobs. Furthermore, … Continue reading

Blast from the Past: FDR’s Second Bill of Rights and the Obama Agenda
Politics

Blast from the Past: FDR’s Second Bill of Rights and the Obama Agenda

Jefferson believed that all men are “endowed by their creator with certain unalienable rights… that among these are life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness.” The Framers of our Constitution adopted a full bill of rights that covers everything from the freedom of speech and religion to the rights of the individual states. Franklin Delano … Continue reading

Validity of the ExIm Bank: Why Market Radicals Fail to Understand the Modern Economy
Economy / Other / Politics / Regulation

Validity of the ExIm Bank: Why Market Radicals Fail to Understand the Modern Economy

  Recent political proceedings on Capitol Hill regarding the reauthorization of the Export Import Bank have revealed a deficit in economic competence on the part of market fundamentalists who believe that the Ex-Im Bank should be shuttered. Founded in 1934 under the FDR administration, the Ex-Im bank has been one of the primary establishments within … Continue reading

What Oil Shock?
Politics

What Oil Shock?

Foreign Exposure There’s a reason that every President since Nixon has pledged to make the United States “energy independent.” It’s the same reason that drives consumers to more efficient cars. It’s the closest thing to a universal truth in energy markets—that unrest in the Middle East is directly proportional to the price of oil. But … Continue reading

O Canada: 5 Advantages of Using a Points-Based Immigrant Selection System
America / Immigration / Labor Force / Politics

O Canada: 5 Advantages of Using a Points-Based Immigrant Selection System

While politicians, the press, and immigration advocates continue to criticize the “broken” U.S. immigration system, there is one country whose immigration model consistently receives praise: Canada. Our northern neighbor has one of the highest proportion of immigrants among the G8 countries—one in five Canadian residents is foreign-born. The Canadian people overwhelmingly support immigration, with 86 … Continue reading

Historic Brazilian Loss Bodes Well for US
Foreign Policy / Politics

Historic Brazilian Loss Bodes Well for US

The United States’ 1-0 blunder against Germany on June 26th appears to be an achievement following the 7-1 drubbing suffered by Brazil at the hands of the Germans yesterday. Tears and disbelief filled the minds of onlooking fans as native Brazilians watched their country suffer the worst semi-final loss in World Cup history. Brazilian defender … Continue reading