KiOR on 60 Minutes

“Suddenly Cleantech was a dirty word.”So states a recent episode of 60 Minutes, highlighting the efforts of businessman Vinod Khosla. Khosla’s interview takes viewers right into Columbus, Mississippi, to view the KiOR biofuels plant. Khosla has poured millions of dollars into the project, which converts woodchips into “clean green gasoline.” In response to correspondent Lesley […]

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The Truth about Savings and Consumption

We regularly hear how important consumer spending is for the economy. The story goes like this: the more consumers spend, the more money circulates in the economy, which stimulates healthy job growth and profits. If people could be encouraged to go out and spend a little more of their paychecks, we’d all be better off. […]

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Mental Strength and Gratefulness

Do we see enough gratefulness for difficulties today? Or are we too swallowed up by a sense of entitlement that we miss any opportunities for personal growth our problems do offer us? Does gratefulness have any correlation to mental strength? Forbes contributor Cheryl Conner recently expanded on another’s list of thirteen things that mentally strong […]

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Can the Free Market Provide Public Education? Entrepreneurship Can Produce Good Education for a Mass Society

The short answer, of course, is: yes, look around. Right now, private enterprise and nonprofit organizations provide all manner of education—from comprehensive schools with classes in the traditional academic subjects, to specialized schools that teach everything from the fine arts to the martial arts, from dancing to dieting, from scuba diving to scrutinizing one’s inner […]

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