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Craig Harrington is pursuing a degree in History and Political Science at The Ohio State University. He is also a journalist for

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U S economy shrinks by nearly 4 but Exxon Mobil posts record, From ImagesAttr
(4 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Friday, December 11, 2009
An Empire at Risk Economic historian Niall Ferguson, writing for Newsweek, believes that the United States may be entering an unprecedented period in its history. After successfully surviving the best that the 20th century had to throw at it, it may be undone from within by its own largesse and mismanagement.
SHARE More Sharing        Thursday, November 12, 2009
America's Nuclear Ambition Nuclear energy isn't the only option, and it is certainly not the least expensive; but embracing a nuclear future may be inevitable and necessary.
SHARE More Sharing        Thursday, August 20, 2009
The Unavoidable Deficit The political right in this country has been quick to jump on the Obama administration for creating what it sees as irresponsible debt obligations. What they are quick, and indeed happy, to ignore is the incredible strain put on this economy during the past eight years.
(1 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Saturday, August 15, 2009
Paying for National Health Care How will the United States pay for a system built to serve the world's third largest workforce? M. Brian O'Shaughnessy, writing for The Buffalo News recommends instituting a border adjustment tax on imported goods, and using the revenue it generates to fund the national health care system.
SHARE More Sharing        Friday, August 14, 2009
The Rise of the Electric Car On Tuesday General Motors issued an official release updating specs for the much anticipated Chevrolet Volt. One figure jumped off the page; average fuel-economy for city driving would be an EPA-estimated 230 miles per gallon.
SHARE More Sharing        Thursday, August 13, 2009
America's Smart Grid Energy Secretary Steven Chu has said for several months that his department would focus much of its attention on refurbishing, and at times rebuilding, the outmoded American electrical system. This is necessary in order to guarantee energy security and to incorporate new technologies such as wind and solar energy.
(6 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Sunday, August 2, 2009
Oil on the Rise This country cannot continue living off of oil as its primary energy resource.
SHARE More Sharing        Monday, July 20, 2009
Shanghaied by Chinese  On July 5, four employees of Australia's Rio Tinto Group were arrested and taken into state custody by the Chinese Ministry of State Security. If the charges prove to be false, then the arrests become little more than kidnapping and ransom.
SHARE More Sharing        Thursday, July 9, 2009
FEARS OF A SECOND RECESSION According to British Prime Minister Gordon Brown, the global economy still faces the real prospect of falling even deeper into recession. Patrick Wintour, political editor for The Guardian, said in a recent piece that the Prime Minister intends to address his concerns before the latest G8 summit scheduled in Italy July 8-10.
(2 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Wednesday, June 10, 2009
Unemployment Skyrocketing Again- The growth of unemployment had been slowing moderately over the past two months but it took a turn for the worse in May despite conflicting reports from major media outlets.

(1 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Thursday, June 4, 2009

During Dongfan "Greg" Chung's three decades as an innovative engineer for Boeing and Rockwell, federal prosecutors say he was also a hardworking spy.

(1 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Wednesday, May 20, 2009
Made in the USA? The Truth Behind the Labels put together a piece for describing the marketing gimmicks and loopholes which allow some companies to claim that their product is "Made in USA" when it really originated overseas.
(1 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Tuesday, April 28, 2009
The End of American Exceptionalism  America's economy has developed the profile of an oligarchic third world country. If the United States were any other country, the ridiculous and obvious corruption of our political and financial system would be cause for scorn.
(2 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Wednesday, April 22, 2009
America is Victimizing its Own Independence We talk about helping and encouraging global development, but if that development comes at the loss of America's hard-earned prosperity then no one is really better off.
SHARE More Sharing        Wednesday, April 22, 2009
Schwarzenegger Backs Detroit, Calls for Federal Aid "It was not the car manufacturers that created the mess -- it's the government that has screwed up," California Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger said.
(6 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Friday, April 17, 2009
The White House is Hoping to Re-inflate the Bubble We already did this refinancing fiasco, it was called the "housing bubble", and it has bankrupted our economy.
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(3 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Wednesday, April 15, 2009
The Forgotten Debt No country in the world carries a deficit like the United States – no five countries combined carry a deficit like the U.S.
(4 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Saturday, March 28, 2009
The Need for Clean Energy The United States needs to follow the lead of Japan and Europe – and to some extent China – and put its money into an investment for our future. We have already gotten the ball rolling, now is time to put the full force of our nation behind the cause.
(6 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Saturday, March 21, 2009
America Now Extremely Vulnerable to Financial Warfare The United States is so heavily financed by foreign creditors that a number of nations hold so-called "debt bombs" with the potential to cripple the American economy. China, Japan, the UK and others hold hundreds of billions of dollars in U.S. Treasury bonds. If they were ever to release these into the international market en masse it would undercut the American dollar and create conditions for a rush out of our market.
SHARE More Sharing        Friday, March 13, 2009
Same Crisis, Different Approach The economic meltdown, which dismantled much of the American financial system, spread to Europe via the intricate ties of multinational corporations across the Atlantic. The financial crisis in Europe is similar to that experienced in the United States – the overall economic crisis however is much different – but the way the two parties are dealing with their problems are very different.

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