Manhattan Institute policy paper
America continues to suffer from a post–World War II record slow recovery in employment as well as record worker anxiety. Meanwhile, the brightest corner of the economy, the oil & gas sector, has seen stunning growth in creating jobs across the nation and in dozens of domains.
Wall Street Journal, co-author Professor Don Howard, Notre Dame.
In a few years "autonomous drive" could be as common and inexpensive for car buyers as "hybrid drive" is today.
Investors Business Daily
Silicon Valley may get better press, but in this period of dismal employment growth it's the oft-maligned hydrocarbon sector that's creating more jobs faster.
e21: Economic Policies For The 21st Century, Spencer Abraham & Mark P. Mills
Congressional passage of Dodd-Frank was intended to address the root causes of the 2008 financial collapse. Most people think that the legislation just applies to banks. But swept into Dodd-Frank are the financial tools used by major energy producers and consumers to reduce business and consumer risks from the inherent volatility in the prices of primary energy commodities. This is problematic, as well as costly to consumers, because the use of swaps and futures hedging by energy businesses had nothing to do with triggering the Great Recession.