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Author Amy Cortese on the burgeoning “locavesting” movement, and how we can harness it in Michigan

Next Tuesday, October 30, Think Local First will be bringing author Amy Cortese to Ann Arbor to discuss her book Locavesting: The Revolution in Local Investing and How to Profit From It. Following is my interview with Amy, who, in addition to being a published author, has written for the likes of the New York […]

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The President can’t affect gas prices, but can gas prices affect the Presidential election?

With the laughable slate of moronic theocrats, disgraced demagogues, corporate villains, and states-rights racists that the Republican party has put forward to run against Obama, I’d say that, barring some epic scandal, Obama is guaranteed a second term… that is, if the price of gas doesn’t exceed $4.50 a gallon. I’ve read Nate Silver’s analysis, […]

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Republicans who claim to be deficit-conscious vote to hand-over billions in tax-payer dollars to profitable oil companies

Remember how, not too long ago, we were talking about the fact that we could save $39 billion by cutting our federal subsidies to the already highly-profitable oil and gas industry? Well, it looks as though we’ll have to find those savings somewhere else – like with cuts in teacher pay – because the Republicans […]

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Cutting fossil fuel subsidies could save the U.S. $39 billion

It’s bad enough that our American oil and gas companies – who, by the way, have been earning record profits for their shareholders these past several years – pay next to nothing in federal income tax. That alone, even without taking into consideration the environmental damage perpetrated by these companies, should be making people outraged. […]

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Michigan asks Washington for $830 million to establish Detroit-Chicago high-speed rail

Remember how, a while ago, I told you that the feds had set aside over $8 billion for high-speed rail projects, and Michigan was joining with other states in the vicinity of Chicago to make a request? Well, today was the deadline, and it appears as though we’ve requested $830 million from Uncle Sam. At […]

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