Tagged: economics

Blood for Oil: Energy and Climate Security are “Two Sides of the Same Coin”

The United States and Europe have both experienced the devastating effects of climate change. Severe storms and unpredictable weather patterns have caused massive damage to coastal cities, including Super-storm Hurricane Sandy. Other threats to our national security include economic consequences. The Royal United Services Institute (RUSI) has released a report,...

CBO Release: Automatic Reductions in Government Spending — aka Sequestration

“Automatic Reductions in Government Spending — aka Sequestration” Today, the Congressional Budget Office (CBO) released an article after receiving “many questions in recent days about the budgetary and economic implications of the automatic reductions in government spending that are scheduled to occur under current law (in technical terms, a sequestration).”...

Analysis of Chinese Investments in the U.S. Economy

The U.S.-China Economic and Security Review Commission recently released a report, “An Analysis of Chinese Investments in the U.S. Economy,” which investigates “sectoral and regional patterns of Chinese foreign direct investment (FDI), economic benefits for the U.S. economy, and U.S. regulation and oversight.” The report states that Chinese investment in...

Alabama Immigration Law Hurting the State’s Economy and Society

The Center for American Progress examines the effects of the Beason-Hammon Alabama Taxpayer and Citizen Protection Act, H.B. 56 passed in June 2011 in the report Alabama’s Immigration Disaster: The Harshest Law in the Land Harms the State’s Economy and Society. “This report reviews the economic and social harm caused...