Chart: Russia Is Insanely Dependent on Oil and Gas Money
July 23, 2014
Here's why strict sanctions could hurt the Kremlin—and why they probably won't happen.
An alleged oil deal is raising diplomatic tensions.
Is it carshares, bikes, and revived cities? Or just a lousy economy and expensive gas?
Calling the fight a civil rights issue was just wrong.
Ending Energy Subsidies: Environmental No-Brainer, Political No-Winner.
December 18, 2013
Around the world, energy subsidies are an environmental no-brainer and a political-no winner. But that is going to change.
You Can See the North Dakota Shale Boom From Space
December 04, 2013
All of a sudden, this map has crazy lights in North Dakota.
It was overshadowed by the fatal plane crash in San Francisco, but don't be surprised if the horrific runaway train accident in eastern Quebec, where oil tanker cars derailed and exploded, killing at least five and wiping out the downtown district of
The Shale Boom and Montana's Next Senator
April 25, 2013
Pondering the electoral consequences of affluence and energy in North Dakota and Montana
November 11, 2009
Is monetary policy still too tight? NYT looks at Bernanke's battles with legislators. Were oil prices a bigger part of the recession than given credit for? $4.2 trillion in maturing debt could prolong the credit crunch. How statistical time machines can compare SCOTUS justices across decades.
Gordon Brown's Financial Shock and Awe
November 10, 2009
There are two broad views on our newly resurgent global bubbles--the increase in asset prices in emerging markets, fuelled by capital inflows, with all the associated bells and whistles (including dollar depreciation). These run-ups in stock market values and real estate prices are either benign or the beginnings of a major new malignancy. The benign view, implicit in Secretary Geithner’s position at the G20 meeting last weekend, is most clearly articulated by Frederic (Ric) Mishkin, former member of the Fed’s Board of Governors and author of "The Next Great Globalization: How Disadvantaged N