Is a change of political climate in the air?

On May 21st,  leaders representing 6.5 million companies in 130 countries called on policy makers to shift towards low-carbon economies including carbon pricing and an end to fossil-fuel subsidies. Yesterday, June 1st,  Six oil and gas “Majors” called on the UN Convention on Climate Change to introduce carbon pricing and markets. If this keeps up, …

Our National Debt

This graph makes it easy to see what’s driving our increasing national debt. Being able to visualize the causes makes it easier to understand what a proper solution would be. Ending the Bush tax cuts as soon as economic conditions allow would have the biggest impact. Ending the wars is the …

A victory for truth!

Today, Thomas Nelson Publishers ceased publishing The Jefferson Lies: Exposing the Myths You’ve Always Believed About Thomas Jefferson by David Barton. The reasons cited by Thomas Nelson was that historians have soundly refuted many of the alleged facts Barton asserts. Kudos for Thomas Nelson for having the courage and intellectual integrity to …

Margin Call

Last night we watched Margin Call, a thriller whose script is a clever copy and paste of real events during our financial crisis. Because the plot elements have nearly all been publicized in the past few years, I found no suspension of belief required to completely engage. There is however …