Question/Comment: In the early ’80’s unemployment was over 10 percent. I’m old enough to remember what the economy was like at that time. It wasn’t pretty given interest rates, but on the other hand we weren’t considering massive government funding … Continue reading
- Why don’t we hear government and private businesses pressuring to revitalize the U.S. rail system to help reduce the oil crisis?
Question/Comment: Why don’t we hear the government and private businesses pressuring to revitalize the US rail system to help reduce the oil crisis? I thought the rails were the most fuel-efficient form of transportation. Paul Solman: From a little reading … Continue reading
Question/Comment: As long as I can remember, automobile companies have always pushed their products, by, in one way or another, indicating that they are burdened by surplus inventory. So, given that all the auto-manufacturers now have Web sites where the … Continue reading
An international panel of scientists issued a report last week on the potential impacts of global warming. In the first part of a series on climate change, an advocate for an emissions cap-and-trade system used in Europe explains how it could work in the United States. Continue reading
In a defeat for the Bush administration, the Supreme Court ruled Monday that the Environmental Protection Agency can regulate carbon dioxide emissions from cars under the Clean Air Act. Continue reading
The U.S. interstate system began in 1956, fulfilling the dream of Dwight Eisenhower, who spoke of it to Congress a year earlier. The interstate has transformed the American landscape and U.S. commerce. An author discusses the role the nation’s highways have played in charting its history. Continue reading