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The Appointment of Our Next Energy Secretary

Raymond J. Learsy | Posted 01.16.2013 | Politics
Raymond J. Learsy

The Obama administration now has an opportunity to reposition the Energy Department as a force for national energy independence, an economic force for national security, and as a monitor and sponsor of rational energy pricing thereby husbanding a mighty engine of economic growth.

As Stocks Gyrate the Oil Patch and Their Casino Cronies Continue to Strangle the Economy

Raymond J. Learsy | Posted 10.15.2011 | Business
Raymond J. Learsy

The formation of oil prices in this day and age is a farce, having little and ever less to do with the market disciplines of supply and demand.

Today's Business Headline "Futures Turn Higher Following OPEC News"... Really!?

Raymond J. Learsy | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Raymond J. Learsy

Blazoned on the top of the CNBC News page was the headline, "US Futures Turn Higher Following OPEC News." The article goes on to advise that OPEC was considering raising production for the first time in two years.

The Looming Economic Crisis, the Price of Oil, and Our Strategic Petroleum Reserve

Raymond J. Learsy | Posted 05.26.2011 | Business
Raymond J. Learsy

The looming economic crises caused by the massive jump in oil prices must certainly be classified a national emergency. But there is an easy way to avoid that -- as long as our leaders ignore the oil lobbyists.