The Jones Act Strikes Oil

Posted by on Mar 5, 2014 in Better Economy |

When a law has as broad a reach as the Jones Act does, you’re likely to run into it in some unlikely places. Just a few weeks ago, it was a barrier for New Jersey in getting the road salt it needed to keep highways safe during an unusually tough winter. Now, the oil industry is re-discovering Jones Act pain when it comes to the expense of bringing cheap Texas crude oil to East Coast refineries in the midst of what is otherwise a boom for...

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Free America’s Energy Future: Drop Washington’s Misguided Export Ban

Posted by on Jan 30, 2014 in Better Government |

By Doug Bandow For years people have been told to expect a dismal energy future.  But because of rapid market innovation Americans now can look forward to an abundant energy future.  The U.S. could even become a leading exporter—if Washington gets out of the way. An energy revolution currently is underway, with increasing supplies and falling prices.  Even more could be done if Washington expanded access to federal lands and waters and...

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The Brighter Side: Honoring Human Achievement

Posted by on Mar 22, 2013 in Better Society, Blog |

By Malia Hill Tomorrow, March 23, some people here in Hawaii (and around the world) will be shutting off their lights and sitting in darkness in order to honor “Earth Hour”—a largely symbolic plea to the governments of the world to take action on climate change.  And it’s likely to be as effective as sitting at home in the dark generally is. In contrast, I suggest that you to spend that hour as I plan to do myself—sitting in the...

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President Price Hike

Posted by on Feb 26, 2013 in Better Economy, Better Government, Blog |

By Tom Giovanetti, President of the Institute for Policy Innovation The “right” price for anything is the price that results from the interaction between supply and demand in a functioning marketplace. There’s nothing controversial about that—it’s how anyone with the most basic understanding of economics understands price. Governments often cannot resist meddling with prices. Typically, when a government intervenes in a market to...

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Grassroot Perspective: The One You Love, Solar Tax Credits and Ron Paul says America is off the cliff

Posted by on Nov 12, 2012 in Better Economy, Better Government, Better Society, Blog |

by Danny de Gracia, II A weekly liberty briefing and news guide to keep you informed and prepared on what’s UP to more freedom or DOWN to bigger, more intrusive government. Quote of the Week: “A free market grants no authority or privileges to labor unions or business. All contracts between workers and businesses must be mutually agreeable and without government mandates. No one is forced to work, no one is prevented from quitting, and the...

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