EPA Could Care Less About Poor Children
Too Poor To Deserve Electricity According To USEPA Child poverty remains astoundingly high in America. This true despite risible claims that our economy is in recovery. The stock market and housing prices recovered. A lot of people gave up looking for work so the statistics look better. Beyond that, it’s the same situation we had in 2008. Particularly when we count | Read More »
Will Iran Shake Up The Oil Markets?
On today’s edition of Coffee and Markets, Brad Jackson is joined by Francis Cianfrocca to discuss the impact of the Iran deal on oil markets, Jed Babbin talks about Israel’s response to a new US-Iran relationship and Josh Zerkle talks football.
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Remember Peak Oil?
Image Source : The Washington Post You could not be seriously serious unless you were concerned about Peak Oil. The officially official announcement of this phenomenon came in 1956 in a paper by M. King Hubbert entitled “Nuclear Energy and The Fossil Fuels.” He noticed that an oil field was a finite resource and that it’s productive performance could be modeled by building a Gaussian | Read More »
Bill Nye “The Hot Air Guy”
18 Yrs, 5 Mos, Lots of CO2, No AGW. There may have been a time, in an era long, long ago, in which it was fair and accurate to describe Bill Nye as “The Science Guy.” He now has become a religious figure – in the Church of Climate Scientology. He preaches the deracinated word of the theology of Sartre from | Read More »
Energy Issues Important to Iowa and New Hampshire Voters
On today’s edition of Coffee and Markets, Brad Jackson is joined by David Holt to discuss polling showing the importance of energy issues to voters in NH and IA, how new means of energy production have boosted the economy and why there is no proof that fracking causes earthquakes.
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I Really Hoped Ben Carson Would Be Better
A better Man Than A Politician I liked Ben Carson. A lot. I hoped he’d show up and be the Maud ’Dib. I’m really at the “Anyone But” stage of this thing as I watch Jeb Bush and Hillary Clinton roll up massive organizational and fundraising advantages early in the Presidential Primary Preseason. However, you have to look at these things | Read More »
Obama is making good on his promise to raise your utility bill
Remember awhile back when it was “revealed” that Obamacare had been deliberately designed by its architect to screw over states that would not want to set up their own insurance exchanges and go along with the top-down, big-government deform that Dear Leader was pushing? Well… as Dear Leader’s EPA moves forward with its carbon plan (call it “cap,” with no “trade”), it’s beginning to look | Read More »
Green Cronyism Hasn’t Gone Anywhere
Back in the good old days of the Obama stimulus, green energy companies were looking for a boost direct from the federal government, in the form of straight-up financial subsidies to promote “green-collar jobs.” Fast forward to 2015, and the terrain has changed some. We’ve seen that the stimulus was a bust. There was the Solyndra mess. Candidates less willing to hand out federal cash | Read More »
Elon Musk And His Apparent Regrets Over The 13th Amendment
$0.93 Per Hour Convict Labor “They used inmates? That’s unfortunate.”- Oregon University Vice Chancellor Bob Simonton The radical fringes of American politics can be scary at times, but are a necessary component to our system. When the organization Critical Resistance put out a definition for the Term “Prison-Industrial Complex,” I confess to rolling my eyes and thinking “Cool story Bro. Pass | Read More »
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Barack Obama Prepares To Govern The Way Mitt Romney Campaigned
Off To Slay More Private Sector Job Creation Mitt Romney will never be president. He richly deserves it. His infamous comment “I don’t care about the poor” consigned him to the well-deserved ash-heap of failed American Politicians. I was ecstatic when Romney announced he wasn’t running in 2016. His warped and pathetic values on this are indicative of the Chamber of | Read More »
Obama tweaks Murkowski with proposed drilling ban
While the new GOP majority in Congress seems afraid to attempt anything they promised in order to get elected, Obama seems to have a rather definite strategy in mind for keeping Congress from focusing on real issues. He’s going to barrage them with meaningless distractions. For instance: The Obama administration will propose setting aside more than 12 million acres in Alaska’s Arctic National Wildlife Refuge as | Read More »
User Fees versus Rip-Off Schemes – I Favor Toll Roads Instead of Gas Taxes
A Toll Booth Would Pay To Fix This Powerful people have reacted to the recent drop in gasoline priceses by asking for higher gasoline taxes. These powerful people can be conveniently divided into three disparate groups. Two of these three groups smell of pungent fertilizer and are truly deserving of ridicule and contempt. One group, however, raises a valid and intelligent | Read More »
A 290% increase in the gasoline tax would be good for consumers
One of the key issues before the Congress is raising the gasoline tax. That politicians, including GOP senators, would want a hike in the gas tax is unsurprising. The gasoline tax funds the Federal Highway Trust Fund, that piggy bank of under the counter pork and blatant crony capitalism that is beloved of Congress and lobbyists. The incoming Republican leader of the Senate Transportation Committee | Read More »
RMJ’s 2015 Economic Wish: Crash, Burn and Keep Me Warm This Winter
Merry Christmas and Happy New Year! Bill Gross of Janus Capital looked into the abyss…. Gross writes: “When the year is done, there will be minus signs in front of returns for many asset classes. The good times are over.” He says this because oil is down to $49 per BBL. Treasury Yields are falling lower. And as of this moment | Read More »
Cheap Oil Kills Oligopolies – The World Becomes A Better Place
So Saudi Arabia has decided to pump more supply into a regime of falling oil prices. Embrace the positive. This is a good for humanity. Cheap energy makes your life more profitable. Yet to hear mainstream economists observe this phenomenon you would think Night Wolf was about to eat The Moon Virgin. Ambrose Evans-Pritchard gives you a taste of the current Jeremiads being preached against | Read More »