Posts Tagged ‘Mexico’

California’s international competition

Friday, December 27th, 2013
Foreign Affairs, Jan. 2014

Maybe the publication that is most influential among the global elite is Foreign Affairs, which is published by the Council on Foreign Relations. The new Jan/Feb 2014 number includes a symposium on, "Where to Bet Now: Six Markets to Watch." This is important for California because: 1) California is ...

Mexico to join shale/fracking revolution; will media keep CA out?

Thursday, December 12th, 2013

This spring, I did a two-week series for Cal Watchdog on the many nations around the world that are pursuing fracking in oil and gas exploration after witnessing its immense success in North Dakota, Montana, Texas, Ohio and Pennsylvania. Here's the last entry in the series, which has links to all th...

Mexicans revolting against telecom monopoly

Tuesday, June 25th, 2013

June 25, 2013 By John Seiler As I've written a couple of times on our site, Mexico's economy now is growing faster than America's. The country has enjoyed almost two decades of capitalist reforms, contrasting with the equivalent plunge into socialism of El Norte. But I also noted there's one big ...

Middle class rises in Mexico — declines in U.S.

Tuesday, June 18th, 2013
Middle class rises in Mexico — declines in U.S.

As I have noted, in the United States, there has been no "economic recovery," and the American middle class is shrinking. But Mexico is booming, with a growing middle class. The latest from ABC News/Univision: "A new study on Mexico helps to explain the recent fall in Mexican immigration to...

Fracking watch: Britain figures out what CA hasn’t

Thursday, May 9th, 2013

May 9, 2013 By Chris Reed The 13th chapter of fracking watch will be the last installment for a while until some more nations around the world take up the issue of whether hydraulic fracturing is a bad or good thing. For this installment -- instead of focusing on a government that has figured out ...

Fracking watch: Indonesia figures out what CA hasn’t

Wednesday, May 8th, 2013

May 8, 2013 By Chris Reed Nations that are energy giants without being particularly affluent are the least likely places for environmental alarmism to drive public policy. They're used to aggressively developing natural resources, and they don't have the large cadres of affluent urban elites for w...

Fracking watch: Algeria figures out what CA hasn’t

Tuesday, May 7th, 2013

May 7, 2013 By Chris Reed Hydraulic fracturing -- the use of underground water cannons to blast open access to energy reserves -- has been around since the 1940s in the United States and Canada and for nearly as long in Russia. In no country anywhere in the world did enviros depict fracking as hel...

Fracking watch: Poland figures out what CA hasn’t

Monday, May 6th, 2013

May 6, 2013 By Chris Reed Last week, the state Legislature took a first step toward blocking fracking in California. An Assembly committee passed three anti-fracking measuers. The first coverage of the Assembly votes by the Ventura County Star did not note that the Obama administration's first s...

Fracking watch: Mexico figures out what CA hasn’t

Saturday, May 4th, 2013

May 4, 2013 By Chris Reed In much of Europe and in California, greens wield such power in politics and the media that the debate over whether a nation or state should pursue hydraulic fracturing of energy reserves seems like a fight over a new and unproven process. But in the rest of the world, th...

Latinos eliminate taxes — in Puerto Rico

Wednesday, March 13th, 2013

March 13, 2013 By John Seiler The impression seems to be that Latinos want more government, and in particular more taxes. Not the case. According to the 2013 Index of Economic Freedom, Chile actually has more economic freedom than the United States. Chile also is moving toward more freedom, as th...