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September 29, 2016 |

The Rate of Change in U.S. Energy Consumption

 

Weeks ago, we published a flow chart that showed all U.S. energy consumption from 2015 in one giant diagram.

This is a great tool for understanding a static picture of U.S. energy consumption – it breaks down the … Read More

September 28, 2016 |

Sorry, Hillary – You Can’t ‘Fix’ College With More Federal Meddling

Democratic nominee Hillary Clinton’s higher education policy ideas have taken a lot of criticism. Here, for example, is an analysis published in May by Hillsdale College economics professor Gary Wolfram.

The opposition is apparently bothering her camp enough that … Read More

September 28, 2016 |

The World Map of Billionaires

Billionaires are the richest of the rich. Many young entrepreneurs hope to one-day reach this ultimate financial milestone. But before these entrepreneurs are allowed to join this group, they first must ask how did billionaires acquire their wealth in the … Read More

September 28, 2016 |

Want to See Miracles? Look at the Marketplace

When Christians think about work, they often get stuck on a theological see-saw.

At times, church work is valued most. Other times, office work is raised up in importance.

These priorities bob up and down in most Christians’ minds, particularly … Read More

September 28, 2016 |

Iran’s Growing Missile Threat

Tehran’s progress in missile technology points to the regime growing from a regional power to a major international threat.

Iran’s missile technology advances, despite international sanctions. The Washington Free Beacon  reports that “Iranian officials [have] announced… that the country is … Read More

September 28, 2016 |

How Stock Market Crashes are Different From Housing Market Crashes

You did not need the Fed simulation model, Ferbus, to know that there is a difference between housing market crashes and stock market crashes. At the 2005 meeting the FOMC devoted five presentations on the special topic “Housing Valuations and … Read More

September 27, 2016 |

6 Things the Media Isn’t Saying About the Debate

1. Last night proved what I thought: both Trump AND Hillary are bad debaters. But there’s a difference.

Donald Trump is new at this. He’s not a politician, he’s not a wonk, and he’s not a lawyer. The past month … Read More

September 27, 2016 |

Here’s the Worst Thing About Last Night’s Debate

Unless you’re a hardcore Trumpie, you probably thought that Clinton won the debate. Sure, Trump did a little better in the earlier trade discussion, but Clinton did much better later on and has had far more favorable coverage today. … Read More

September 27, 2016 |

CEOs, Here’s How to Choose the Right Peer Group

The advantages of participating in a “Peer Roundtable” or “Mastermind Group” are well established and have been utilized by thousands of various professionals and leaders for many years. The focus of these groups depends on the shared interests of … Read More

September 27, 2016 |

Latest Information on the U.S. Employment Crisis

Despite desperate efforts to portray the economy as stable, the latest economic reports and statistics outline an ongoing crisis.

The recent indicators from the Bureau of Labor Statistics reveal that from January 2013 through December 2015, there were 3.2 million … Read More

September 27, 2016 |

Cruz Endorsed Trump!

So he finally did it. Over the weekend, Ted Cruz endorsed Donald Trump for President.

In a public post, the Texas Senator and conservative lion wrote:

“In Cleveland, I urged voters, ‘please, don’t stay home in November. Stand, and … Read More

September 26, 2016 |

The Debates: Who Should Be Included?

The first debate between Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton will take place on Monday, September 26, at Hofstra University in the suburban community of Hempstead, New York. Two third party candidates, Gary Johnson of the Libertarian Party and Jill Stein … Read More

September 26, 2016 |

Astrology Creates a Culture of Slavery

The deer swimming along with our boat had not read the warning

DANGER – No Swimming: Crocodiles here.

Or, maybe he knew from his horoscopes that the two crocodiles we did see, on the same side of the river, … Read More

September 26, 2016 |

The Fed is Flummoxed – Austrian Economics Has the Cure

Late last month the Wall Street Journal printed a report card of Fed activity for the new millennium. The writers think the Fed failed most of its curriculum.

“In the past decade Federal Reserve officials have been flummoxed by … Read More

September 26, 2016 |

Redistribution Upwards

Income inequality is a growing concern across the world. In the United States, the distribution of income controlled by the wealthiest Americans has been growing for some time now. View our Voronoi diagram below to see a time-lapse of the distribution … Read More

September 26, 2016 |

Spies in the Congo: America’s Atomic Mission in WWII

When Truman unleashed Fat Man & Little Boy over Japan in the hope of compelling capitulation, he knew American strength had reached heights of military might unrivaled in history.  What most American’s don’t know is the history of how those … Read More