The “Gary Johnson rule”, the political economy of election bias, and fundamental principles

Lynne Kiesling A cynical, but I think accurate, political economy analysis for a Friday afternoon: One of the declared presidential candidates in the Republican primary is a successful two-term Governor of a majority Democrat state who retains a positive rating in his home state. In that office this candidate improved the fiscal standing of the … More The “Gary Johnson rule”, the political economy of election bias, and fundamental principles

Wherein the jobs jobs jobs rhetoric hampers solar power development

Michael Giberson If you believed what politicians say about green energy and jobs, you probably think they fit together like peanut butter and jelly squished between layers of bread. Has there been a renewable power subsidy announcement or ribbon-cutting ceremony where the word “jobs” was not featured in the first two or three sentences uttered … More Wherein the jobs jobs jobs rhetoric hampers solar power development