I suspect that the reason we see curiously misleading op-eds like the one in the Washington Post is that emerging green technologies mean lower profits for the big, monopolistic oil and coal giants.
America's habit of deferring maintenance on its infrastructure goes beyond crumbling buildings and slow trains -- in the long term, we'll fall behind the rest of the world in our ability to compete economically.
This post originally appeared at Campaign for America's Future (CAF) at their Blog for OurFuture as part of the Making It In America project. I am a ...
Obama took office as president of a country with a $1.4 trillion deficit -- thanks to the failure of conservative policies. Their tax cuts, wars, military buildups, corruption and incompetence drove the borrowing way up.
The consequences of decades of cutbacks are arriving. The rest of the world leaps ahead of us. It's not going to get any better until we start asking corporations and the wealthy to pitch in and pay back
The economy is still getting worse -- only more slowly. While the executives collect bonuses and tax breaks for their destructive actions We, the People have to pick up the tab.
The coming Republican campaign to turn the public against items in the heath care legislation should be answered by saying this is why we need to add a Medicare Buy-In before it takes effect.
It's called the infrastructure deficit. Right around 1981 we stopped improving the country's infrastructure and even started to defer maintaining it. We started "living off the seed corn." Now it is all catching up to us.
According to a new report, between 2001 and 2008, 2.4 million American jobs were lost or displaced -- with losses occurring in every Congressional district.
China's cache of foreign currency means that its central bank cannot easily raise interest rates to fight inflation. Thus, Chinese companies are starting to import and stockpile commodities. It's a tense mess with the highest of stakes.
After being in office for 14 months President Obama is finally choosing to begin to govern the country. Today, for example, he finally decided it would be a good idea to put a few people into vacant offices.
As the manufacturing infrastructure of suppliers, technology knowledge, etc., moves to China, dependence follows. China appears to be ready to answer, "So what are you going to do about it?"
China's share of the world's business has grown exponentially because they have and follow a national industrial policy. Ours has declined dramatically because we don't.