To Finity and Beyond

Here’s the underlying problem with Medicare, universal health care, and any and all attempts at reform:

Putting aside, for the moment, the details of the Ryan plan, what many voters refuse to understand is the unpleasant choice they inevitably face. Either cost-control by the consumers or cost-control (aka rationing) by the State. The issue . . . → Read More: To Finity and Beyond

Jobs and Transit - Transit and Jobs

Historically Pittsburgh has ranked very high in terms of public transit service and usage, but history is history unfortunately.  Take a look at the Pittsburgh profile just out of Brookings looking at spatial mismatch issues here.  We are actually just below average for the percentage of working age residents who live near a transit . . . → Read More: Jobs and Transit – Transit and Jobs

John Kaiser: Alternative Energy Fuels a Mining Bloom

Advances in energy and agriculture are creating demand for previously ignored metals such as scandium, tellurium and indium. In this exclusive interview with The Energy Report, Mining Analyst John Kaiser, editor of Kaiser Research Online, explains the science that could exponentially increase the value of overlooked stocks.

Companies Mentioned: Cliffs Natural Resources Inc. . . . → Read More: John Kaiser: Alternative Energy Fuels a Mining Bloom

Economic Events on May 13, 2011

At 8:30 AM EDT, the Consumer Price Index report for April will be released.  The consensus is that CPI increased by 0.4% last month, with a 0.1% increase in CPI when food and energy are removed.

At 9:55 AM EDT, Consumer Sentiment for the first half of May will be announced.  The consensus is . . . → Read More: Economic Events on May 13, 2011