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A Slick Economic Recovery

The economy seems to be in a precarious state, I'm afraid. Oil just topped $100 per barrel and this can easily divert dollars from the spending it will take to help create jobs and help the recovery solidify. Not making a prediction, just an observation. Joe

Drill Baby Drill?

This disaster will haunt us for some time, I'm sure. This cartoon caught my eye, as it wasn't too far back that "Drill, Baby, Drill" was the mantra. Joe

POTUS’ Peter Pan Complex?

I know this political cartoon is meant as satire, but I think the artist is misguided. Many inventions are created not with people encouraging each other, but by people who believe they do something despite what others tell them. As I discussed some time back, in More Thoughts on Solar, nearly 6000 times the energy [...]

Gas below $2

The talk of deflation, a general decrease in prices, is now becoming more common. Wasn't it just a few months back that we were worrying about inflation and its cousin stagflation? But, I think the new fears are a bit unfounded. Inflation is not simply defined as 'rising prices' but as 'too many dollars chasing [...]

Bad Energy Mojo

From an Op-Ed piece in a recent New Your Times story titled, "Dumb as We Wanna Be": "Congress has been bickering over whether and how to renew the investment tax credit to stimulate investment in solar energy and the production tax credit to encourage investment in wind energy. The bickering has been so poisonous that [...]

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