Nov 19, 2020
The Perversities of Biden Rejoining the Paris Climate Agreement
Joe Biden has pledged to rejoin the Paris climate agreement on the first day of his administration, a promise unambiguous and therefore certain to be fulfilled,...
Oct 28, 2020
The Biden/Trump Divide on Climate and Energy Policies
I betray no secret when I note that Donald Trump is not a man of policy sophistication. It is obvious that he is uninterested even in details that are crucial; instead, he goes with...
Sep 16, 2020
An Alaska Energy Tax Proposal Meant to Shoot Alaska In the Foot
When proponents of a tax increase resort to the age-old argument that it is justified because those prospectively subject to it are paying less than their “fair share,”...
Aug 6, 2020
What the U.S. Can Learn From a Huge Oil Discovery In Guyana
The Trump administration proposed last month a reform of the regulations implementing the requirements of the National Environmental Policy Act, for decades...
Jul 6, 2020
Litigation Against Fossil Fuel Producers Is An Obnoxious Money Chase
I betray no secret when I report that the modern litigation drive against the fossil-fuel industry is oriented overwhelmingly toward the age-old money chase rather than a concern...
Jun 23, 2020
The American Economic Association Turns Toward Wokeness
In a recent Statement distributed to the membership of the American Economic Association, the Executive Committee led by AEA President Janet Yellen condemned killings of...
Jun 17, 2020
Toward Serious Reform of Benefit/Cost Analysis Under the Clean Air Act
The Environmental Protection Agency has published and solicited public comments on its draft rule reforming the benefit/cost analytic methodology applied to new regulations...
May 18, 2020
The PREPA Debt Deal and the Future of Puerto Rico Creditworthiness
There are no free lunches, an eternal truth that does not bode well for the years-long efforts of public officials in Puerto Rico to avoid the realities attendant upon the...
May 14, 2020
Blackrock Discovers the Joy of Other People's Money
While genuflecting to its fiduciary responsibility to “promote long-term value” for those whose assets it is managing, Blackrock---the largest asset manager in the...
Apr 28, 2020
How the Trump Administration Should Structure Gulf Oil Royalty Relief
The Trump administration reportedly is considering a proposal to reduce the royalty rate on the future oil and gas production from forthcoming sales of leases for...
Apr 22, 2020
Earth Day 2020: The Exhaustion of the Climate Left
“Climate Action” is the theme of this 50th Earth Day, and it is useful to note that these five decades of apocalyptic warnings truly are amazing...
Apr 18, 2020
Al Gore's Crass and Dishonest EPA Freakout
In a display of crass dishonesty shameless even by Beltway standards, the usual suspects in the environmental left, led by the ineffable Al Gore, have mischaracterized, blatantly,...
Apr 13, 2020
It Would Be Wise for Government to Not Meddle In the Oil Market
The crude oil sector now is confronted by a sharp decline in demand conditions caused by the COVID-19 pandemic and an increase in production attendant upon the price feud between...
Mar 31, 2020
Oil-Market Central Planning: Not Just for Socialists Anymore
Even in times like these, free markets are the best system.
Feb 19, 2020
In the Beltway, No Inefficient Policy Deed Goes Unrewarded
In the Beltway, no inefficient policy deed goes unrewarded. That is an eternal truth illustrated well by the expansion of federal powers---at the expense of state and local...
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