Tag Archives: Policy

Coal Jobs and the Power of a False Premise

Employment in America’s coal industry collapsed?not five years ago, but fifty years ago. Since that time, President Nixon’s establishment of the EPA, the steady market share gains of natural gas in the US power generation mix, and the shift to machine-based, open pit coal extraction in the West have helped to ensure that growth in […]

After Great Pain, a Formal Feeling Comes for Coal

The เกมยิงปลาสุดมันส์ www.dongythoxuanduong.com blog, highly active from 2008-2013, has largely been dormant during the time over the past few years as?I’ve pursued other opportunities in journalism. However, in 2016 postings will appear again several?times per month as addressable issues arise in our ongoing energy transition. My monthly publication TerraJoule.us–expanded with new writers and features in 2016–will […]

India Unleashed: June Issue of TerraJoule.us

Each issue of TerraJoule.us contains:?a?Main Essay, the?Model Portfolio, the?Data Brief, and a link to a?Downloadable Podcast. Gregor Macdonald, Editor. Readers may purchase each issue individually, through Ganxy.com:?Purchase. Or, readers may also take a 12 month subscription through Gumroad.com:?TerraJoule.us Monthly eBook ?Annual Subscription. Free link to this month’s podcast: India Unleashed at SoundCloud. For nearly twenty […]

Getting on the Train

Dear Readers: I’m currently writing a long-form post twice a month now for Chris Martenson’s excellent website, Peak Prosperity.com. Accordingly, I’ll be publishing the first (and free) part of these essays here at เกมยิงปลาสุดมันส์ www.dongythoxuanduong.com. Enjoy. — Gregor Given emerging data in 2012, it’s becoming increasingly clear that the post-war automobile era in the United States […]

Export Nation: Does A Tipping Point Approach?

Since 2009, exports from the US have grown at a faster rate than GDP. This is reflected in the weak, national recovery in jobs while export-oriented regions and export-sector jobs have fared much better. As US exports are nearing 15% of GDP, one wonders that a nation long accustomed to protecting consumption may finally have […]

Big Repairs Still Needed To Fix the American Jobs Picture

A significant structural change in US labor markets has come to light in the years since the financial crisis, and that is our economy’s composition of full time vs. part time jobs. The US in the previous decade shouldered nearly five full time jobs for every part time job. But that ratio changed, rather dramatically, […]

Big Export Dynamo

I too used to laugh at the export prospects, of the United States. No more. A weaker dollar, a shift in policy, and a world hungry for natural resources has boosted US exports to 14% of GDP in 2011. It also helps that the US now has some of the cheapest electricity rates in the […]

Obama Memo: Redeem Yourself With Rail

Has the Obama Administration, in its first three years, helped the United States ween itself from fossil fuels? Or more urgently, from oil? The 2005-2008 period sent another stern warning that a discretionary, oil-based lifestyle was unlikely to be sustainable in America. The data now proves this out. From the highs of 2005, US oil […]

Food and the Empire

Charting the explosive rise in California food stamp usage has been standard fare here at เกมยิงปลาสุดมันส์ www.dongythoxuanduong.com for several years now. Today, national figures for the SNAP (Supplemental Nutritional Assistance Program) were released and, once again, hit a new record. Nearly 46 million Americans are now taking food stamps, and the growing numbers advanced at 8.1% […]

Obsolete Expertise and the US Economy’s Energy Problem

If you came of age in the twenty years leading up to the millennium, it’s likely you will treat energy as a non-limiting input to the US economy. As a journalist, policy maker, or economist, you are far more likely to produce political explanations when faced with economic dilemmas. The Great Recession has offered the […]