Economics Archive

The dirty secret “renewable” companies keep quiet about

It isn’t something often mentioned, but it still threatens to tear the “green” label off of most available renewable energy sources. The reality of 99% of “green energy,” from solar panels to wind turbines, is that it requires rare earth elements. Although progress is

US Doctors Are Increasingly “Self-Referring” Patients For Profit

According to a study by Brown University based on reports by the Government Accountability Office, published in the Journal of the American Medical Association, doctors are increasingly suggesting expensive treatment based on their personal search for profit. This, much like how hospitals and pharmacies

Have You Ever Heard Of The Economic Hitmen?

Growing up, I never heard of the economic hitmen. The economic hitmen are the players in this complex game which went on, just beyond my awareness as a kid, in countries across the world. As a kid, it seemed like pure paranoia that leaders like Sadam

Colorado Sells $34 Million Of Cannabis: $3.4 Million For Schools & 15% Less Crime

In 2012, Colorado and Washington state legalized the recreational use of marijuana, much to the dismay of anti-legalization advocates. They frequently claimed that it would make it easier for children to acquire, that more people would use it, that there would be more people driving while

Why You’re Probably Wrong About Our Most Important Problem

Every year, or actually multiple times every year, GALLUP asks citizens of the United States what they perceive to be the most important problem facing us. Unsurprisingly the largest single and most named category was “the economy,” which has remained the number one “what

Obama And The Future of Net Neutrality

In early November, Obama publically announced his suggestion for the future of the internet: making it a public utility with equal access for all. Word for word, he actually said, “More than any other invention of our time, the Internet has unlocked possibilities we could just

Feminist T-Shirt Actually Made By Women Earning $1 An Hour

The line of “This is a what a feminist looks like” T-shirts has been exposed, via a Daily Mail investigation, as actually been made by women living in Mauritius and earning about 1/4 the average local wage. The investigative report entailed a photographer and reporter

10 Facts About Being Homeless In The USA

1.  Over half a million people are homeless On any given night, there are over 600,000 homeless people in the US according to the US Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD).  Most people are either spending the night in homeless shelters or in

Travelling Around The Moon: Space Tourism

Spaceflights around the moon will be soon available for space tourism lovers, according to Space Adventures. Last May, Russia’s Energia Rocket and Space Corporation declared that special tourists will be able to travel in 2-week journey for $45-50 million, by Russian Soyuz spacecraft. The

9 of 10 Poorest Areas in Northern Europe Located in UK

New research undertaken by Inequality Briefing reveals that 9 out of 10 the poorest areas in northern Europe are located in the United Kingdom, standing apart from countries such France, Germany and Belgium. Northern Europe also includes: the Netherlands, Lithuania, Denmark, Sweden, Finland, Latvia, Estonia, Iceland, Norway and