The Congressional Ban On Selling Crude Oil Is Past Its ‘Sell Date’

October 21st, 2015

MORNING CONSULT      How times change.  Used to be Congress wrung its hands over oil shortages and American dependence on imports. Now there’s a fight on Capitol Hill over whether to allow American oil companies to export crude – because, as surprisingly few citizens know, it’s against the law for U.S. firms to sell oil into world markets. Read More

With Troops On the Ground, Did Russia Just Take Over OPEC?

October 6th, 2015

Real Clear Markets          Few doubt that a geopolitical Rubicon has been crossed with Russian troops now on the ground, and active, in Syria. There hasn't been this much Russian activity in the Middle East since before the fall of the Berlin Wall. Putin watchers and Russia experts across the political spectrum are wrestling with what it all means.   Read More

We’re a Long Way From ‘Peak Car’

October 2nd, 2015

Wall Street Journal            Many environmentalists hope, and oil producers worry, that we’re entering a post-car era spearheaded by tech-savvy, bike-path-loving, urban-dwelling, Uber-using millennials—leaving behind generations of automobile owners whose thirst for gasoline seemed limitless. Read More

How Silicon Valley Could Really Change the World

July 5th, 2015

CITY JOURNAL   When it comes to technology and money, all roads lead to Silicon Valley. But when it comes to support for world-changing science, today’s tech leaders think small. The world awaits the first Nobel Prize for a Google, Apple, or Amazon scientist, or for a researcher funded by any Silicon Valley company. Read More