Trends Issue 137 - September 2014

The Geography of American Happiness

Happiness is not just an individual attribute; it applies to populations and varies by location. In prior issues,...

The Geography of American Happiness
published on: Sep 16, 2014

Go with the Flow: A Battery Technology that...

Today's electric cars are money losers, despite government subsidies. Even then, when priced far below their...

Go with the Flow: A Battery Technology that May Really Make Sense
published on: Sep 16, 2014

The Small Business Lending Crisis

Small businesses, especially new ones, are the primary source of new jobs and innovations in the American economy. For...

The Small Business Lending Crisis
published on: Sep 15, 2014

The Truth About Inflation

After nearly six years of super-easy monetary policy, inflation has become a serious topic among Americans for the...

The Truth About Inflation
published on: Sep 15, 2014

Energy Changes Everything

Remember just a few years ago when respected analysts talked about "peak oil" and politicians said things like "We...

Energy Changes Everything
published on: Sep 15, 2014

Carmageddon and the Future of U.S. Transportation

There are seemingly incessant demands from Washington policy makers for enormous "infrastructure investments." Whether...

Carmageddon and the Future of U.S. Transportation
published on: Sep 15, 2014