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  • The Effect of Election 2012 on Your Taxes

    With the election 2 months away, both Democrats and Republicans are spending the majority of their time trying to sway the last remaining undecided voters (as well as rallying their bases, of course). Both political parties are now fully embracing the idea that they and their policies are the best for the middle class. Rhetoric […] More

  • Billionaires’ Return on Investment for Political Contributions

    Sheldon Adelson, billionaire casino magnate, has pledged $100 million to defeat Barack Obama this year. During the Republican primaries, he spent big on attack ads against…Mitt Romney? Yep…Adelson’s Republican of choice was Newt Gingrich, and Adelson spent almost $20 million on Gingrich’s campaign. Now, Adelson backs Mitt Romney, Republican candidates for congress, and Super PACs […] More

  • Sunday Funny… Deficits

    As the saying goes, “Laughter is the best medicine.” So with this little nugget in mind, every Sunday at The Inspired Economist, we will post a satirical cartoon or an item that’s just plain silly. Here’s to starting off your week with a provocative thought and a smile… Created by R.J. Matson, the editorial cartoonist […] More

  • (Climate) Change We Can Believe In

    With campaign season in full swing and Republicans pushing back on the President’s tiring message of change, some of us are wondering who’s still fighting against another kind of change: climate change. With Democrats in power, the past twenty-one months may have been our best chance yet to pass meaningful climate change legislation.  And yet, […] More

  • Sunday Funny… Obama’s Inheritance

    As the saying goes, “Laughter is the best medicine.” So with this little nugget in mind, every Sunday at The Inspired Economist, we will post a satirical cartoon or an item that’s just plain silly. Here’s to starting off your week with a provocative thought and a smile… Created by David Horsey, political cartoonist Let’s […] More

  • More Money for the Auto Industry

    Three more car companies received sizeable loans from the federal government yesterday, but don’t worry; it’s not another bailout. In fact, the$8 billion is just the start of a larger $25 billion project called the Advanced Technology Vehicles Manufacturing Loan Program (ATVM for short) that was thought up back in 2007 and funded by Congress […] More

  • Oil Shale: Saving Grace or Environmental Catastrophe?

    Did you know that the Rocky Mountains contain more oil than Saudi Arabia? Most people don’t. The problem is that, unlike the easily accessed and processed oceans of liquid oil under Middle Eastern sands, the Rocky Mountains’ petroleum is found in rocks called oil shale. Oil shale, which must be mined, is a type of sedimentary rock that releases oil when heated in specific types of chemical processes. The problem, according to environmental groups, is that producing energy from oil shale is even less environmentally friendly than using normal, liquid oil or even coal. More

  • To Drill or Not to Drill?

    Late in the Bush administration, the president lifted an executive order banning offshore drilling. A few months later, facing skyrocketing gas prices, Congress allowed a congressional moratorium, dating back to 1982, to lapse. Offshore drilling has been blatantly polarizing national politics ever since. In mid-February, the Obama administration road blocked the new offshore drilling plans […] More

  • Green Municipal Bonds – Economic Crisis Solved

    Think Globally – Act Locally. Green Municipal Bonds offer the opportunity to rescue the economy and the environment.  Local governments are needlessly watching their economies disintegrate, waiting and begging for handouts from Washington D.C., while all along the power to save their economies and help the environment lies in their hands – Green Municipal Bonds. […] More

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