Monthly Archives: November 2011

Does the Keystone Nightmare Represent the Future for Other Industries?

With the recent punting of the Keystone XL Pipeline, one must contemplate the future of the energy industry in this country.  The now-demonized XL pipeline serves as the embarrassing paradigm of economic opportunity lost in America.  This p... Read more

Fossil Fueled Job Growth

From The Wall Street Journal: The Bureau of Labor Statistics reported recently that the U.S. jobless rate remains a dreadful 9%. But look more closely at the data and you can see which industries are bucking the jobless trend. One is oil and ... Read more

Newt Gingrich’s Environmental Record

With Newt Gingrich surging in the polls (last I checked), it’s worth taking a look at how Gingrich has dealt with environmental regulations, which has been terrible from our perspective. First, from Jonathan Adler (a law professor at Ca... Read more

In Defense of People: Mankind Is the Ultimate Resource

This week’s excerpts have shown that 1) natural resources are not as limited as experts have believed (Daniel Yergin). 2) Natural resource consumption leads to more, not less resources (Mark Mills/Peter Huber). 3) Natural resources aren... Read more

Matt Ridley: How Fossil Fuels Ended Slavery

The first three excerpts this week argued the quantity of natural resources are 1) not as limited as experts have believed (Daniel Yergin), 2) not as important as our technological and political ability to access them (Peter Huber/Mark Mill... Read more