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  • Fighting Starts Again in the Congo Despite Efforts of UN Peacekeepers

    The BBC reports that fresh fighting has occurred between rebels and government troops in DR Congo as African leaders, and the UN’s Ban Ki-Moon began crisis talks.  Click here to read the full article and learn more about the conflict. Photo Credit: By Photo Credit: Julien Harneis via Flickr’s Media Commons More

  • Inspiring a Nation- The Full Text of Obama’s Victory Speech

    In case you missed it or want to read it again, here is the full text of the speech as prepared for delivery Tuesday night in Chicago by President-elect Barack Obama: “If there is anyone out there who still doubts that America is a place where all things are possible; who still wonders if the dream […] More

  • Green Muck Has Biofuel Investors Chomping at the Bit

    When you visit the Khosla Ventures website, you are greeted with a quote that articulates the spirit of the movement that we are trying to capture at the Inspired Economist.  It reads, “Innovative bottom up methods will solve problems that now seem intractable- from energy to poverty to disease. Science and technology, powered by the […] More

  • Mr. Buffett’s Buying American, How About You?

    The economy is in crisis, unemployment is on the rise, and there is a general feeling of fear in the market.  Where some see despair, Warren Buffett sees opportunity.  In a recent Op-Piece in the New York Times, Mr. Buffett explains his reasons for investing in US Equities and urges others to do the same.  He […] More

  • Mo Money, Mo Mileage

    Advantage Capital Partners, a venture capital and small business finance firm, has made an investment in SOMS Technologies LLC, the manufacturer of the microGreen vehicle engine oil filter.  The microGreen filter  utilizes a patented filter technology designed to keep engine oil cleaner, extending the oil life up to 30,000 miles.  Advantage’s investment will be used to support […] More

  • Growing Food to Feed Cars Will Continue to Drive Up the Price of Food

    As the demand for biofuels increases, so too will food prices around the world.  The U.N.’s Food and Agriculture Organization’s recent report notes that “the historic linkages between agriculture and the energy sector are becoming stronger and are changing in character.  Biofuel demand will continue to exercise upward pressure on agricultural prices for considerable time to […] More

  • Creating Jobs and Reducing Our Dependency on Foreign Oil

    In a time when the domestic economic news is nothing but dismal, it is nice to have a bit of good news.  This news come from Mariah Power, a company that recently announced its first high volume manufacturing site in partnership with MasTech of Manistee, Michigan.  The plant is expected to begin production within the next 15 […] More

  • Welcome to The Inspired Economist

    Editor’s note: We’re pleased to launch the fifteenth blog in the Green Options Media blog network today: The Inspired Economist. A counterpart to Ecopreneurist and other blogs in our Business & Technology channel, The Inspired Economist will cover the broad world of green and conscious business. Please welcome lead writer and founder John-Paul Maxfield to […] More

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