Renewable Energy Stocks that Deliver: John McIlveen

Retail and institutional traders invested record amounts in renewable energy producers in 2011, but separating the wheat from the chaff can be challenging. In this exclusive interview with The Energy Report, Jacob Securities’ Senior Vice President for Research John McIlveen shares how to pick and choose. For steady dividends, high-yield Independent Power Producers . . . → Read More: Renewable Energy Stocks that Deliver: John McIlveen

The resource curse of land ownership

Land ownership in pre-modern India

In India, 50 or 100 years ago, land was a defining feature of wealth. The stock of land generated a flow of income. The landless were low-paid agricultural labour. The landed gentry of rural India were the kings of their heap. They had power, prestige, position, prosperity.

In the . . . → Read More: The resource curse of land ownership

Slower Growth in Healthcare Spending

In honor of the first week in our Healthcare Economics class, and the beginning of a 6 week session on healthcare via OLLI, here is an interesting report from The New York Times.

National health spending rose a slight 3.9 percent in 2010, as Americans delayed hospital care, doctor’s visits and prescription drug purchases . . . → Read More: Slower Growth in Healthcare Spending

Economic Events on January 13, 2012

At 8:30 AM Eastern time, the International Trade report for November will be released.  The consensus is a deficit of $45.0 billion, which would be $1.5 billion more than the previous month.

Also at 8:30 AM Eastern time, the Import and Export Prices index for December will be released, providing some data that can . . . → Read More: Economic Events on January 13, 2012