Published Articles

You don’t have to buy the theories in Thomas Piketty’s ‘Capital in the Twenty-First Century’ to use his data. And those data show that the United States has become a global model for maldistribution. READ MORE

February 24, 2015

The economy is booming. So where are the jobs? The current expansion won’t last forever, and we need at least 10 million new jobs before the next recession hits. READ MORE

January 7, 2015

As America’s sanctions regimes on Iran and Cuba attest, once firmly in place American sanctions are almost impossible to remove. Unless the Ukraine crisis is revolved very soon, Russia should expect to face sanctions for decades to come. READ MORE

November 8, 2014

Human beings really are on course to extract all fossil fuels, wherever they are, anywhere in the world. No deposit of oil, coal or natural gas is too deep, too remote or too diffuse to keep us from getting it out of the ground and burning it. READ MORE

October 15, 2014

Power in North Korea has been passed down from father to son over the last seven decades as ‘Great Leader’ Kim Il-sung was succeeded by ‘Dear Leader’ Kim Jong-il who begat ‘Supreme Leader’ Kim Jong-un. As North Korea prepares to enter its eighth decade, Kim is potentially missing in action and there is no designated successor in sight. READ MORE

October 15, 2014

In the 11 months from October 2013 to August 2014, there were 66,127 recorded arrivals of “Unaccompanied Alien Children from Central America” (as the Department of Homeland Security calls them) on the United States’ southern border. Totals for fiscal years 2013 and 2014 together run to over 100,000. READ MORE

October 8, 2014

Americans are tired of the never-ending war on terror, with more than half agreeing that “the US should mind its own business internationally,” the highest percentage ever recorded. READ MORE

October 2, 2014

Most law-abiding Americans are guaranteed the right to vote, but most Americans don’t vote most of the time. Of course, that’s their choice. Or is it? READ MORE

September 24, 2014