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The Cheapest Way to Save the Planet Grows Like a Weed

The Cheapest Way to Save the Planet Grows Like a Weed

    by Ellen Brown Planting billions of trees across the world is by far the cheapest and most efficient way to tackle the climate crisis. So states a July 4 article in The Guardian, citing a new analysis published in the journal Science. The author explains: As trees grow, they absorb and store the carbon dioxide emissions […]

JACKSON: Does California Have A Future?

JACKSON: Does California Have A Future?

Kerry Jackson | Pacific Research Institute   Republican California State Assemblyman Vince Fong recently tweeted about California’s 19 percent poverty rate, which he said “is driven by the extreme high cost of living here.” “Yet,” said Fong, “Sacramento continues to pass policies that make it even more expensive.” In a story illustrated by an artist’s rendering of a […]

Under the Radar: 5 Surprising Realities about the Federal Reserve, the Swamp, and President Trump’s Controversial New Appointee [Video]

Under the Radar: 5 Surprising Realities about the Federal Reserve, the Swamp, and President Trump’s Controversial New Appointee [Video]

    By  CRAIG HUEY Heads are spinning in Washington once again – this time over President Trump’s appointment of Stephen Moore to the Federal Reserve Board… Over the years I’ve written about how the Federal Reserve System – called the Fed – has made terrible mistakes… Many times, it has politicized the economy by: […]

Will wildfires leave lasting economic scars on California’s vital wine country?

Will wildfires leave lasting economic scars on California’s vital wine country?

By Liz Thach, Professor of Management and Wine Business, Sonoma State University and Robert Eyler, Professor of Economics, Sonoma State University. A wildfire burns behind a winery in Santa Rosa, California.

2017’s Fastest-Growing Cities In America

2017’s Fastest-Growing Cities In America

Read on for WalletHub findings, expert insight from a panel of researchers and a full description of their methodology. Experts might not agree on the “best” or the “right” recipe for rapid economic growth, but some cities know the key ingredients for long-term prosperity. Patterns emerge within those cities, allowing us to identify the contributing factors […]

Midnight in America

Midnight in America

By: Peter Schiff, CEO of Euro Pacific Capital   Editor’s note: legendary financial and investment expert Peter Schiff comments on the underlying reasons for Donald Trump’s victory and his recently announced first hundred days plan. Employing the unyielding rules of economics, he concludes that the plan makes some unwarranted assumptions and does not allow sufficient reductions […]

Powering countries, empowering people

Powering countries, empowering people

By Paul Driessen Affordable energy brings jobs, improved living standards and pursuit of happiness    For 16 years, in a scene out of pre-industrial America, Thabo Molubi and his partner made furniture in South Africa’s outback, known locally as the “veld.” Lacking even a stream to turn a water wheel and machinery, they depended solely on […]

New CA pot analysis sees savings, raises questions

New CA pot analysis sees savings, raises questions

. According to one respected source in Sacramento, pot is good for California’s bottom line. The state Legislative Analyst’s Office, which produces nonpartisan studies of ballot initiatives, has unveiled a new report considering the fiscal impact of marijuana decriminalization in the Golden State. Although partly mixed, its conclusion offered the possibility of a fresh line of argument […]

Minimum Wage Increases=Minimum Jobs

This week, the Los Angeles City Council voted to follow in San Francisco’s footsteps by raising their minimum wage from $9 to $15 an hour by 2020. Los Angeles need look no further than its California neighbor, San Francisco, to see the negative effects of increasing the minimum wage. The city of San Francisco, which […]

The economy is not recovering–Get prepared

The economy is not recovering–Get prepared

By: Devvy Kidd To look at data being released by the Lying Machine out in Washington, DC., specifically minions who work for the criminal impostor in the Red House (formerly known as the White House), one would think happy days are here again! I know it’s tiresome and depressing to constantly read how bad things […]

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