WHERE THE JOBS ARE: Small Businesses Unleash Energy Employment Boom

February 22nd, 2014

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.

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Punch the Accelerator on Self-Driving Cars

February 20th, 2014

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.

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America’s Shale Boom Is A Major Job Creator

February 19th, 2014

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.

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Don’t Punish Energy Producers for Wall Street’s Misdeeds

December 16th, 2013

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.

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