Is Neoliberalism the cause of America’s Long Decline?

By Zachary Alexander on

There are those in the Freedom First Wing of the Republican Party who like to point to the 1950’s as the best of times for the United States Economy. And many of them suggest that it is legislation like the Paycheck Fairness Act that has brought America to the brink of economic destruction. For those …

Remembering the Birth of Neoliberalism on April 1, 1947

By Zachary Alexander on

As you protect yourself from April Fools’ jokes, you may want to take a little time to consider the birth of Neoliberalism. Professor Friedrich von Hayek organized a conference on this date in Mont Pelerin, Switzerland, to combat the growing threat posed by socialism circa 1947. For those tasked with supporting sustainability, there is now …

A Novel way of looking at Budget Talks

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If you listen to cable news, you know CEOs cannot run budget deficits forever. However, they often have to deal with the revenue versus profit dilemma. For example, media companies run deficits in their print businesses while growing profits in their digital businesses. Common sense would say jettison the print business. The problem is that …

Will H2USA prepare US for Life after Secretary Chu

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Advocates for hydrogen convergence have been critical of the Obama Administration’s energy policies after Secretary Chu proposed defunding hydrogen fuel cell vehicles. Many of these advocates have withheld their opinions on an Obama second term until there was some sign of support for American hydrogen innovation. For those tasked with supporting sustainability, a new program …

Life in a Time of Sequestration

By Zachary Alexander on

You will hear a number of opposing viewpoints on how to improve the United States Economy in the short-term. However, you will not hear that the current budget battle over “sequestration” is one of them. Now, a lot of very serious people will say that sequestration is a sign of the times. For those tasked …

What’s needed in This Year’s State of the Union

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Every year, modern Presidents have given speeches that outline where they want to take the country in the coming year and for the rest of their term. This speech is called the State of Union and President Barack Obama will give this year’s speech tomorrow. Previews of the speech suggest that the President will layout …

Why doesn’t the US have Trans-American Transport Network?

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A lot very serious people like to talk about the decline in America’s competitiveness as a series of random acts. It’s the Affordable Health Care Act that’s that introduced strategic uncertainty. It’s the lack of action on the “fiscal cliff” that has made American businesses afraid to invest here at home. For those tasked with …

The Next Secretary of Energy

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A lot of very serious people are starting to talk about the kind of person who should replace Secretary Chu at the Department of Energy. His successes have been too few for someone with so distinguished a career. He came into office dedicated to leading a nuclear power renaissance in the United States. Unfortunately, he …

Why Add Capability Discussions to the Economic Development Process?

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A lot of very serious people talked about the need to focus on small businesses in a Second Obama Administration. In fact, Former-Governor Mitt Romney said in one of the televised debates that too much attention has been paid to large companies. For those tasked with supporting sustainability, this means that the economic development process …

What a Second Obama Term may mean for Hydrogen Convergence

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A lot of very serious people like to compare President Obama’s reelection campaign to that of President Bush. In fact, you can’t turn on a cable news show without hearing some so-called guru talk about how President Obama is taking a page out the Bush Playbook when it comes to Former Governor Romney.  We at …