In a recent New York Times op-ed, Joseph Kennedy (D-MA) explained why he believes that speculators are responsible for high oil prices, and why pure speculation should be “eliminated”: “Today, speculators dominate the trading of oil futures. According to Congressional … read more
Salon columnist, blogger and constitutional lawyer Glenn Greenwald discusses drug legalization/decriminalization with Reason.tv and at the Cato Institute.
1. Strong earnings reports from Union Pacific and CSX suggest that the U.S. economy is continuing its long, slow recovery. 2. Let’s Be Blunt: It’s Time to End the Drug War 3. Get ready for a third industrial revolution that … read more
The chart above displays monthly “natural resources and mining” employment levels in North Dakota (blue line, right scale) and Pennsylvania (red line, left scale) over the last ten years (data here). After more than a decade of flat employment levels … read more
U-Haul rates for one-way 26 foot truck rentals in May: From Sacramento to Houston: $2,370 From Houston to Sacramento: $1,007 From San Francisco to San Antonio: $2,214 From San Antonio to San Francisco: $1,069 Dynamically-determined U-Haul rates reflect the differences … read more
Classic George Carlin on “Saving the Planet,” featured annually on Carpe Diem around Earth Day (some profanity).