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December 28, 2015 Europe's Energy and Electricity Policies are a Bad Model

Source: Forbes

It’s quite telling that COP21 took place in Paris. Western leaders, environmental groups, and international institutions are convinced that Europe is the model for the rest of the world to install more renewable energy and...

December 21, 2015 Growth alone is not the answer

Source: Larry Checco

No one knows for sure what impact the Federal Reserve raising its interest rate from basically zero to one-quarter percent will have on the economy. One thing is for certain, however. Growth is every economist’s panacea for...[more]

December 18, 2015 What the Fed's liftoff means for you

The Business Insider - World Economic Forum As Gallup's analysis of the results noted, higher interest rates are less likely to affect investors or savers, but others could bear the brunt: Higher interest rates are more likely to...

December 16, 2015 We've Hit 'Peak Carbon'

Source: Bloomberg

It seems like every day we read a new story with dire news about climate change. Experts now warn that it will be impossible to hold global warming below 2 degrees Celsius, even with the carbon-emissions limits required by the...

December 14, 2015 The Guardian view on COP 21 climate talks: saving the planet in a fracturing world

Source: Guardian

In the late 20th century, those who stood against globalisation were charged with swimming against an unstoppable tide, caricatured as “Stop the world, I wanna get off!” But in the 21st century, history is running with the...

December 14, 2015 How the world learned its lesson and got a climate deal

Source: Reuters

Six years earlier, countries had bitterly walked away from global climate talks in Copenhagen without a deal. The decision to reassemble in Paris to try again at getting almost 200 countries to sign a pact on cutting carbon...

December 14, 2015 Hope From Paris

Source: NY Times

Did the Paris climate accord save civilization? Maybe. That may not sound like a ringing endorsement, but it’s actually the best climate news we’ve had in a very long time. This agreement could still follow the path of the 1997...

December 11, 2015 Why it's been smooth sailing (so far) at Paris climate summit

The Christian Science Monitor - director of strategy and policy for the Union of Concerned Scientists. "People just feel they are in good hands." Everyone here wants an agreement No one here wants Paris to end in failure. They...

December 10, 2015 Explained in 90 Seconds: Here's Why You Should Be Hopeful About the Paris Climate Deal

Mother Jones - On Wednesday afternoon at the massive global climate summit in Paris, diplomats unveiled a new draft (PDF) of the document they hope will save the world from global warming.

December 2, 2015 Some Express Skepticism of Fed Limits on Next Bailout

Source: Fox Business

It’s doubtful new rules approved by the Federal Reserve to limit the central bank’s ability to bail out floundering banks during the next financial crisis will be effective because every financial crisis is different.

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