Economy

Disaster Relief and the Debt Ceiling

September 15, 2017 Jesse Newberry 1

This situation should have Texans demanding independence! On August 25th, 2017, the Texas coastline from Port Aransas to Louisiana was devastated by Hurricane Harvey. Fortune.com says the estimated cost could be up to $180 billion. […]

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Texas Getting a New Oil Refinery

August 8, 2017 Noah Smithwick 2

Texas’ economy has been strong for many years on the strength of a diverse mix of exports, manufacturing, and agricultural products, and because of our low-tax and low-regulatory philosophy. Texas most recently ranked as 10th […]

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Russia: Texas Friend or Foe?

August 8, 2017 Andrew Piziali 22

Russia has been in the news recently on a number of fronts, some real and some not. Considering the historical relations between Texans and Russians, should we be concerned about recent federal actions? Texas has […]

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Texas Gold Returning to Texas

June 20, 2017 Andrew Piziali 11

“What are ‘dollars’ made of?” “Paper, your kingship.” “Paper!” replied the king incredulously, “You mean [Americans] prefer paper to gold and silver?” So goes the exchange between Minister of Justice Gorkey and King Igor II […]

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Economy

Referendum on Puerto Rico Statehood

June 13, 2017 Andrew Piziali 11

Last Sunday (6/11/17) Puerto Ricans went to the polls to vote in a nonbinding referendum on the future status of the commonwealth. Since, as reported, 97% chose U.S. statehood, obviously the majority want to join […]

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New York and New Amsterdam?

June 5, 2017 Andrew Piziali 1

The word “secession” often conjures up the War Between the States or a small disgruntled province declaring its independence from an abusive parent country. However, sometimes even smaller societies desire greater autonomy and declare their […]

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Trump to Renegotiate NAFTA

April 27, 2017 Ryan Thorson 1

President Donald Trump is making arrangements with the heads of Canada and Mexico to renegotiate NAFTA. According to an article from FoxNews, after threatening to “’terminate’” the agreement, the three heads of state agreed to begin […]

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