Posts Tagged ‘energy’

  • Job Gains in Texas and Losses in Caifornia and Florida

    Austin and Oakland: A Tale of 2 Cities

    Dec 4, 12 • 247 Views • No Comments

    Sort of, we can “celebrate” a birthday. 5 years ago, the Great Recession began. And that takes us to Texas where they can celebrate. Among the large metropolitan areas in the US, Austin (#1), Houston (#2), San Antonio (#4) and Dallas (#7) are in...  [read more]

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    High and Low Energy Markets

    Feb 6, 12 • 206 Views • No Comments

    Let’s rewind to 2008 for a moment. At $13 per thousand cubic feet, the price of natural gas was soaring. Close to $91 a barrel, the price of oil was exceeding recent highs. Selling for more than $200 per kilogram, even the price of the silicon used to...  [read more]

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    Government’s Venture Capital

    Jan 9, 12 • 237 Views • No Comments

    The Erie Railway went bankrupt multiple times. Primarily government funded, it originally connected 2 small NY communities and cost 4 times more than initial projections when it was completed in 1851.  Citing the financial woes of the Erie Railway, a...  [read more]

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    The Future of Oil

    Nov 8, 11 • 214 Views • No Comments

    When will we run out of oil? A room full of pistachios might have the answer. In the first several pages of The Invisible Heart: An Economic Romance, a teacher says you have been given a room filled 5 feet high with pistachio nuts. The nuts are free, you are...  [read more]

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    The Real Cost of a Car

    May 23, 11 • 192 Views • No Comments

    To see how much a car costs, just add up the purchase price, insurance, gas and a yearly service. Yes? According to one group of researchers, a car that is driven 100,000 miles costs $19,000 more than you might think. The $19,000 relates to external costs....  [read more]