U.S. Ethanol Production and World Hunger

Is the United States starving the world to save its citizens from high energy costs? Is processing corn into ethanol lowering global food supplies and leaving people hungry elsewhere?

There have been numerous attempts to link worldwide food inflation with U.S. attempts to lower oil imports through increasing production of ethanol. Most of these . . . → Read More: U.S. Ethanol Production and World Hunger

Ready for Winter? Home Heating Update & Heads Up

My last post here at Amateur Economists was all about the crazy run-around I experienced trying to get heating oil delivered to our house this summer for the coming winter. We ordered the tank filled in early June; but it was just last week that I finally got a heating oil company to fill . . . → Read More: Ready for Winter? Home Heating Update & Heads Up

High Corporate Tax Rates Making United States Uncompetitive

A recent study by the Paris-based Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development which examined the national tax burdens and their impact on the growth and incomes in member countries concluded that corporate taxes are most harmful for growth. The study also concluded that investment is adversely affected by corporate taxation and that the most . . . → Read More: High Corporate Tax Rates Making United States Uncompetitive