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3 Part Series: Energy Innovation & the U.S. Economy

This week, the Chicago-based independent political website RealClearPolitics.com published a series of three articles on coal, hydraulic fracturing (fracking), and offshore wind, and the politics and technological innovations associated with these energy sources. 207 more words


The Pandemic That Isn’t

Omigosh!  There are cases of Ebola in the United States!  Someone with Ebola has flown on a domestic airplane!  Schools are closing in Texas!  Let’s show photos of healthcare workers in Hazmat suits who look like they’re dressed for the Moon, and report on anyone who might have been exposed, whether or not they’ve come down with the virus! 591 more words


Global economy still out of balance, but for the opposite reason

The world had de-coupled, we were told. Time was, that when the US consumer sneezed, the rest of the world got a cold.

Then in 2008, the US consumer was sent to bed, with a thermometer in his/her mouth, and the rest of the world was in agony. 542 more words

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Americans are the least miserable they've been in years

US consumer confidence hit a new post-crisis high in October, according the Conference Board.

The October reading of Conference Board’s consumer confidence index was just a touch higher than August’s reading, which was the previous high-water mark for US consumer sentiment in recent years. 216 more words

"LIFT OFF" or "On Empty"?

We just reviewed an email from Zillow.com with the headline…

“Slowdown in Home Value Appreciation Expected to Continue in 2015″. 

Indications are that a “slowdown” in this sector of the economy equates to a more normal level of home value appreciation and they say this is a good thing.  185 more words

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People's Pie Review

What is People’s Pie?

People’s Pie is an interactive game about the United States’ federal economical budget. The set up of the game is very easy to follow if you read the directions. 569 more words

VOTE 2014: Obama Economic Record And The Truth About "I,Me,Myself, Mine"

Why wouldn’t any politician be proud and anxious to move Obama’s policies forward?

The GOP literally has vast swaths of the nation gulping pure political misinformation.   142 more words

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