american economy

Environmental Bailout?

Article: Environmental Bailout?

The environment needs a bailout. However, there is an inherent quirk in the way the American economy works that makes environmental bailout an unlikely prospect for America. The way free markets work depends on the use of capital. There are two types of capital this article is concerned with; human capital, which are workers, and…

Energy Incentives in the Obama Stimulus Package

Article: Energy Incentives in the Obama Stimulus Package

President Obama talked about green jobs and rebuilding America in many of his speeches throughout the 2008 Presidential Campaign. Now it is time for a real look at what he is proposing in his stimulus plan. Chief among Obama’s green committments are money for heat insulation and energy conservation in low income homes; an initiative…

Spin Cycle: Don't Believe Everything You Read About Ethanol from Corn

Article: Spin Cycle: Don't Believe Everything You Read About Ethanol from Corn

After taking in some of the number and pros and cons about ethanol, it’s pretty clear that ethanol born from corn is not a particularly viable solution for an alternative to an oil-based economy; it just takes too many resources and has consequences too far-reaching, in terms of negative environmental and economic impact, to be…