Archives for September 2014

Why China’s Insatiable Appetite For Coal Has Likely Peaked

A recent report from Greenpeace found that China's coal consumption declined in the first half of this year and new Chinese government data suggests that the country's coal imports have dropped. Estimates indicate that by the end of the year, China's … [Read more...]

Property Rights and Property Taxes—and Countries That Don’t Have Them

This reminds me of the story of an an old sharecropper who was given the deed to a house free and clear with no mortgage.  He said he didn't want it. Instead he wanted a mortgage. When asked why he said once his brother had the deed to a house and … [Read more...]

U.S. Press Freedom Declines According to Report

For the fourth year in a row, Finland ranked No.1 in press freedom, as ranked in the 2014 World Press Freedom Index compiled by Reporters Without Borders. While Finland set the gold-standard for press freedom, close runners-up for a second-straight … [Read more...]

You’d Better Hope The U.S. Government Likes What You Do For A Living

It seems like almost daily we are hearing of more and more government encroachment on our freedom and liberty, whether it is the IRS targeting certain groups or NSA evesdropping on private conversations or even passing around "captured" pictures but … [Read more...]

Why The Debate Over Energy Storage Utterly Misses The Point

The debate over which energy storage technology will prove to be the best in the long-term is woefully misguided. Many technologies have been tested in the field or been fully installed, but their real-world applications have created constant … [Read more...]