CITY JOURNAL ………. Throughout history, some 60 percent to 90 percent of every nation’s economy has been consumed by food and fuel costs. Hydrocarbons changed the way that humans organize their productive capacity. The coal age, followed by the oil age, and now by the ascendant age of natural gas, has (at least for developed…
CITY JOURNAL ……. President Donald Trump has announced that 5G, the next communications revolution, will be “private-sector driven and private-sector led,” while the federal bureaucracy will focus on facilitating innovation and restructuring any regulatory impediments.
REAL CLEAR POLICY ……. Despite the 57-0 drubbing the Green New Deal (GND) recently took in the Senate, its central thesis is not going away. Last week from his perch at the New York Times, Paul Krugman advised that “the Green New Deal is arguably an exercise in pragmatism” and “a proposal for economic transformation.” … When…
Energy and the Information Infrastructure Part 4: Data is ‘The New Oil,’ Blowing Past the Zettabyte Era
REAL CLEAR ENERGY …….. The world creates some 40 zettabytes of useable data each year. So just how much does that much data weigh? After all, the physical realities—i.e., the hardware and the energy needed to power the equipment—are where the rubber meets the road.
360 REVIEW MAGAZINE ……. Healthcare is an enormous, rapidly growing and self-evidently critical service industry. It is also the sector in most need of robotification to improve productivity.
360 REVIEW MAGAZINE ……. Ever since the 1973 Arab oil embargo that shocked America, the oil side of the “oil & gas” industry has dominated media coverage and energy policy anxieties—not natural gas. That’s understandable, considering the context of those times.