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  • Dec 1, 2021
    The Biden Administration recently declared climate change an “emerging and increasing threat to U.S. financial stability.” The regulators must have missed a new New York...
  • Oct 13, 2021
    Ethical investors would also be wise to rely less on simplistic negative screens — that is, excluding companies investing in coal, say — and more on recognizing new...
  • Oct 1, 2021
    Crude prices hit $80 a barrel on Tuesday, and the Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC) warned oil could skyrocket without increased investment in new production....
  • Sep 24, 2021
    What Democrats’ $3.5 trillion budget bill taketh from affluent Americans in higher taxes, it giveth some back in green welfare. Behold their gussied-up $12,500 electric-vehicle...
  • Sep 20, 2021
    Energy prices are soaring in Europe, and the effects are rippling across the Atlantic. Blame anti-carbon policies of the kind that the Biden Administration wants to impose in the...
  • Aug 23, 2021
    Which of these things is not like the others? U.S. President Joe Biden wants half of all new vehicles sold in the United States by 2030 to be zero emission. He wants a US$7.5-billion...
  • Aug 10, 2021
  • Jul 9, 2021
    President Emmanuel Macron’s climate-change amendment to the French constitution effectively died this week. Its failure is the latest example in Western democracies of the...
  • Jul 8, 2021
    As cognitive dissonance goes, this is a classic. President Biden’s explicit policy goal is to reduce U.S. oil and gas production, limiting the global supply of fossil fuels in...
  • Jun 25, 2021
  • Jun 3, 2021
    Last month’s spectacular security breach at the Colonial Pipeline Co. has focused attention on a major issue with cryptocurrencies such as Bitcoin. Their primary use...
  • May 21, 2021
    President Biden has talked tough about Vladimir Putin, but his policy response has been mixed. This week’s sanctions decision on the Nord Stream 2 natural gas pipeline provides...
  • May 12, 2021
  • Apr 15, 2021
    Candidate Joe Biden emphatically denied that he supported the Green New Deal. As with so much else, President Biden is now a convert. His $2.3 trillion infrastructure plan contains...
  • Apr 15, 2021
  • Mar 24, 2021
    The Securities and Exchange Commission has by and large maintained a reputation as an apolitical protector of investors. That may change as Democrats gear up to use even the SEC as a...
  • Mar 18, 2021
  • Mar 17, 2021
    The problem of ensuring companies do what their investors want is widespread: shareholders have always worried that management have different interests, and try to align them through...
  • Mar 8, 2021
    How should Americans manage their differences on heated political issues like climate change, campaign finance, race and gender? Our old-fashioned view is that the healthiest way is...
  • Jan 15, 2021
    Whenever an invader conquered new lands in ancient times, the local tribes made a pilgrimage to offer tribute to the new king. Politics has changed less than you think. Behold the...
  • Jan 13, 2021
    The nation’s domestic coal industry is in serious trouble, crippled by the dual economic pressures of stringent pollution-control regulations on coal-fired power plants and the...
  • Jan 7, 2021
    Not so long ago, the dangers posed by global warming and climate change loomed off in the future, allowing Americans to put off finding solutions. But tomorrow has arrived, and the...