Category Archives: Peak Oil

ROARR’s Guiding Principles (Part IV): Free Markets Are Preferable to Tightly Controlled Ones…

In Part I of this series, I argued a fundamental reason our government is broken is the political selection process favoring ideological warriors over pragmatic problem solvers. I introduced my “Funnel of Futility” theory: as ideology becomes increasingly important in … Continue reading

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War with Iran?

Yesterday, New York Times columnist David Sanger published an intriguing piece on “America’s Deadly Dynamics With Iran.” For those who have been following this blog from the beginning, many of you may remember I did my Master’s thesis on Plan … Continue reading

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ROARR’s Guiding Principles (Part III): Equality of Opportunity Does Not Imply Equality of Outcomes

In Part I of this series, I argued a fundamental reason our government is broken is the political selection process favoring ideological warriors over pragmatic problem solvers. I introduced my “Funnel of Futility” theory: as ideology becomes increasingly important in one’s … Continue reading

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ROARR’s Guiding Principles (Part II): Small, but Not Minimal, Government Is Best

In Part I of this series, I argued that a fundamental reason our government is broken is the political selection process favoring ideological warriors over pragmatic problem solvers. I introduced my “Funnel of Futility” theory: as ideology becomes increasingly important in one’s decision-making … Continue reading

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ROARR’s Guiding Principles (Part I): Data-Driven Decision-Making Produces Pragmatic Public Policy

Since starting this blog almost ten months ago, I intended to post this site’s guiding principles. Yet ten months into this experiment, I still haven’t done so. So without further ado, here is the first of seven principles that embody the philosophies underlying Reflections … Continue reading

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My Occupy Wall Street Demands

“These demands will create so many jobs it will be completely impossible to fill them without an open borders policy.” — Lloyd J. Hart, precocious and Jefferson-esque author of Occupy Wall Street Demands I recently discovered this list of demands from an … Continue reading

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Friedman Blames Israelis For Consequences of Arab Spring

Thomas Friedman appears to be attempting to distance himself from the disastrous consequences of all the columns on the Arab world he wrote over the past few years. These op-eds predicted the “wonders” of democracy would miraculously bring hope and rationality to the Middle … Continue reading

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9/11 in Numbers (Part III): How Have Things Changed?

Since 9/11, the government and most individuals are in weaker financial health, government has aggressively expanded, and the United States appears to be in a weaker position as a global superpower. That said, the United States still remains unmatched militarily, and … Continue reading

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9/11 in Numbers (Part II): Climate and Energy

Since 9/11, climate data appears mixed, while energy consumption in the United States has undergone a notable amount of change. Climate Measures of climate change present a mixed picture for the United States. While the average global monthly concentration of carbon dioxide … Continue reading

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Huntsman’s Jobs Plan a Good Start

Last week, the Huntsman campaign released an alternative to the President’s soon-to-be-released jobs plan. The plan includes four broad components including: 1) tax reform, 2) regulatory reform, 3) energy independence, and 4) free trade. I broadly agree with most of Huntsman’s proposed policies. … Continue reading

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