Six Facts: Our Global Energy Consumption

The six facts that illustrate our global energy consumption take us to the countries, the growth rates, and the types of energy..

More Mind Boggling Facts About Where Our Energy Comes From

In one handy graphic from the Lawrence Livermore Laboratory, you can see U.S. energy consumption and production for our homes, businesses, and vehicles.

Election Economics: The Economics of Foreign Policy

Although tonight’s presidential debate is about foreign policy, perhaps the real focus is the economy. More than 200 years ago, Alexander Hamilton created the connection between economic policy and foreign policy. By funding the Revolutionary War debt, he established public credit and US borrowing…

The Future of Oil

When will we run out of oil? A room full of pistachios might have the answer. In the first several pages of The Invisible Heart: An Economic Romance, a teacher says you have been given a room filled 5 feet…

A Mongolian Cosmo?

Selling for 7,000 tugriks, the Mongolian edition of Cosmopolitan has arrived in Ulan Bator.  Stephen Colbert tells us that, “With their Cosmopolitan subscriptions, Mongolian women get half off the newsstand price, plus a free goat bladder phone.” (You can watch…