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The Data Doesn't Support A "War On Cops"

The Data Doesn't Support A "War On Cops"

Sparked by protests over officer involved shootings, and now the #BlackLivesMatter movement, many claim that there is a “war on cops” in America right now. But if there is one, it doesn’t seem to be showing up in data. “A Google news search finds 32,000 results for the phrase ‘war on cops‘ and another 12,100 results

Six Jobs Created In North Dakota/Texas For Every One In The Rest Of The Country

Recently Continental Resources CEO Harold Hamm called America’s shale plays “Cowboyistan.” “We’ve got more rigs running than in the rest of the world combined,” he told Forbes. “We’ve got highly trained and reliable rednecks to run them. And unlike anywhere else on the planet, we’ve got property rights, which enable landowners to lease out their

The Rich Are Getting Richer, And The Poor Are Getting Richer Too

Professor Mark Perry posted yesterday two graphs that are stunning in their implications, especially as President Obama and Democrats attempt to execute an election-year pivot way from their Obamacare disaster to income inequality. The folks on the left are fond of telling us that the poor are getting poorer, but is that true? As Perry

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North Dakota, The Economic Miracle State

The fact that North Dakota has roaring economy, driven by oil production in the state, isn’t news. Especially not to those of us actually living in North Dakota who are living with the oil boom, and know that it’s a complex issue that’s not always 100% positive. But it’s still fun to marvel at some

Thanks Fracking: Americans Saving Billions On Natural Gas

This chart from Mark Perry shows spending by US consumers on natural gas since 1999: From Perry: According to data from the Department of Energy, the US price of natural gas delivered to residential consumers in November 2012 was $9.97 per 1,000 cubic feet (most recent month available). Adjusted for inflation, that’s the lowest residential

Renewable Fuels Standard Could Gobble Up America's Entire Corn Crop

The government must stop mandating ethanol production, Mark Perry notes. It drives up prices and, unless something is done, in the not-so-distant future the mandate may have our entire American corn crop diverted to making ethanol: Corn ethanol is clearly inferior to gasoline as a fuel source for automobiles. Despite a 51-cent-per-gallon tax credit to