Analyst Articles

Interesting data from your federal government: The average wage of the 15.2 million employees in California, according to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, is $48,090. That’s about $23.12 an hour. Very low on the scale: Private security guards, at $25,950. Also bailiffs, who… Read More

Less than a month ago I told you about what amounted to a rule change at the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). The Obama administration adjusted an output timetable for the production of cellulosic ethanol, an advanced biofuel. Now, if you didn’t hear this gripping news from me,… Read More

“There has never been,” President Obama proclaimed this week, “a program of this scale, moved at this speed, that has been enacted as effectively and as transparently as the recovery act.” This is Mr. Obama’s assessment of his $787 billion stimulus package, which marked its first anniversary… Read More

Uganda, the East African nation sandwiched between the Congo and Kenya, is blessed with significant mineral resources. Its rich, fertile land is not prone to drought, and although agriculture has long encompassed a majority of the country’s economy — coffee is its most significant… Read More

This week brought a significant bit of news in the ethanol world. Industry-watchers might assume I’m talking about President Obama’s Wednesday announcement with the Energy and Agriculture secretaries that a federal biofuel output quota schedule had been finalized, a move that… Read More