If the US gets into a trade war with China and the Trump administration helps American farmers in the process, it could pull the entire world into the conflict. Once farmers in the US get subsidies, farmers around the world will want them too. That in turn will create massive […]
Fewer deaths as fuel prices rise.
The US government began giving subsidies to...
An audit by the Government Accountability...
State subsidies and guarantees are once again...
Fishing the high seas is a losing investment, an economist told political leaders, corporate kings and environmental warriors Wednesday, backing calls for protecting the open seas. McKinsey & Company director Martin Stuchtey subtracted politics from the equation and laid out numbers showing that a ban on high seas fishing would […]
Wants HECS-style loans for SMEs instead.
Reframing won't make entitlement cuts popular.
Private fees vs. property taxes.
Make systems pay for themselves.
[credit provider=”Flickr/Jämtkraft” url=”http://www.flickr.com/photos/jamtkraft/5610074554/sizes/l/in/photostream/”] With electric cars taking up 3 per cent of the market for new car sales in in a country of only five million people, Norway is one of the most electric car-friendly countries on the planet.Geographically small enough to minimize range concerns and with huge financial incentives […]
Last week the OECD published two new reports which shine a light on our complex and confused relationship with fossil fuels. The first looks at OECD. The picture they paint can be summed up in two words: tangled mess.
[credit provider=”Much Ramblings via flickr” url=”http://www.flickr.com/photos/casamatita/7034989405/”] The U.S. economy created 168,000 private-sector jobs in December.But all private-sector jobs are not alike, of course.
[credit provider=”Courtesy of Fisker”] WASHINGTON, Nov 16 (Reuters) – The Obama administration provided struggling battery maker A123 Systems Inc with nearly $1 million on the day it filed for bankruptcy, the company told lawmakers investigating its government grant.The company, which makes lithium ion batteries for electric cars, filed for Chapter […]
[credit provider=”Nissan”] Despite years of government support of electric vehicles, not much ground has been gained.Simply put, EV technology is not good enough yet: The best developed electric cars have a range of about 100 miles and take several hours to recharge, making them fit only for city driving.
The Congressional Budget Office (CBO) did a good job of shredding the electric car industry and the government’s role in its evolution with this report (Link).
[credit provider=”Arlette/Flickr” url=”http://www.flickr.com/photos/arlette/4595726271/”] In my previous article, we established that the iPhone’s market share is heavily dependent on carrier subsidies.Now let’s take a look how iPhone subsidies affect carriers and the potential impact this could have on Apple.