The chart above is based on data from the Department of Education for bachelor’s degrees by academic discipline and the sex of the graduating students for the college class of 2011 (most recent year available). Here are some observations: 1. … read more
From today’s WSJ editorial “Red Tape Record Breakers“: “For two decades, Wayne Crews of the Competitive Enterprise Institute has tracked the growth of new federal regulations. In his 20th anniversary edition to be released tomorrow, he’ll report [the following] ……. … read more
1. Eagle Ford Oil Production Growing Faster Than Expected: What was predicted in 2011 as production for 2016 was already surpassed in 2012. 2. Greg Mankiw: If I could pick just one stock for someone to buy, I would now suggest … read more
People spend weeks or months planning important events, such as vacations or weddings, using online websites like TripAdvisor. Why not something similar for funerals that must be planned in hours or days by grieving relatives? That’s the idea behind the website I’mSorrytoHear.com, profiled here. … read more
Also of Interest
Gas tax on mileage shatters right to privacy
Shifting to a Vehicle Miles Traveled tax system serves neither the interests of good government nor the interests of personal privacy.Read more here: http://www.kansascity.com/2013/05/02/4213891/gas-tax-on-mileage-shatters-right.html#storylink=cpy
Bidens are becoming more charitable over time – they used to give less to charity than Americans making less than $5,000
The Obamas and the Bidens released their 2012 tax returns on the White House blog today.Now that Biden’s tax returns are coming under public scrutiny, he and Dr. Jill Biden seem to be feeling a bit more charitable than the former, rather uncharitable Senator Joe Biden, whose tax returns probably received little attention, if they were even released at all.
America's oil and gas revolution
To grasp the importance of the revolutionary change in oil and gas drilling sweeping across the United States -- and its significance for our economy -- just consider how far behind the rest of the world is lagging.