How Economists and Policymakers Murdered Our Economy

by Paul Craig Roberts Institute for Political Economy (January 25 2014) The economy has been debilitated by the offshoring of middle class jobs for the benefit of corporate profits and by the Federal Reserve's policy of Quantitative Easing in order to support a few oversized banks that the government protects from market discipline. Not only … Continue reading How Economists and Policymakers Murdered Our Economy

NSA is after industrial spying

Snowden to German TV (January 27 2014) The NSA agency is not preoccupied solely with national security, but also spies on foreign industrial entities in US business interests, former American intelligence contractor, Edward Snowden, has revealed in an interview to German TV. Edward Snowden chose the German ARD broadcaster to make his first TV … Continue reading NSA is after industrial spying

Stop the Trans-Pacific Partnership

by Chris Lang REDD-Monitor (January 23 2014) The Trans-Pacific Partnership is a proposed international trade agreement, involving twelve countries and covering a range of topics including intellectual property, the environment and workers' rights. The TPP has been negotiated in secret for almost four years. The twelve countries are: United States, Japan, Mexico, Canada, Australia, Malaysia, … Continue reading Stop the Trans-Pacific Partnership

The Fukushima Secrecy Syndrome

From Japan to America by Ralph Nader (January 24 2014) Last month, the ruling Japanese coalition parties quickly rammed through Parliament a state secrets law. We Americans better take notice. Under its provisions the government alone decides what are state secrets and any civil servants who divulge any "secrets" can be jailed for up … Continue reading The Fukushima Secrecy Syndrome

The Exponential Gains in Solar Power per Dollar

My post on the Moore's Law-like exponential gains in solar power per dollar went up at Scientific American yesterday.  Reprinting here with permission. by Ramez Naam (March 17 2011) The sun strikes every square meter of our planet with more than 1,360 watts of power.  Half of that energy is absorbed by the … Continue reading The Exponential Gains in Solar Power per Dollar