Why Big Oil Should Back Renewable Energy

On July 8, oilman T. Boone Pickens launched a personal initiative to promote wind power as a primary renewable energy source for the United States. Pickens wants the next U.S. president to lead the nation to 20% wind power by 2018 by tapping a “wind corridor” that runs from the Northern Midwest all the . . . → Read More: Why Big Oil Should Back Renewable Energy

Turning Bright Lights on the Dismal Science

For more than a hundred fifty years, economics has been feared by students, lay people and economists themselves. Not the least source of this fear has been the fact that economics has been labeled as “the dismal science.” The study of economics has been living with its moniker ever since English philosopher Thomas Carlyle . . . → Read More: Turning Bright Lights on the Dismal Science

Two (Very Costly) Strategies on Fighting Hospital Infections

There has been much written and spoken recently about antibiotic resistant organisms, nosocomial infections, and the rise in the incidence of these. MRSA (Methicillin Resistant Staph Aureus), VRE (Vancomycin Resistant Enterrococcus) and other infections like Clostridium Difficile have been increasing in alarming numbers, leading to rising costs in caring for . . . → Read More: Two (Very Costly) Strategies on Fighting Hospital Infections