The oil wars: America's energy obsession
The American track record of using the U.S. military to protect oil markets is "lousy" and often makes the problems worse, says political scientist Eugene Gholz.
The American track record of using the U.S. military to protect oil markets is "lousy" and often makes the problems worse, says Eugene Gholz, an associate professor of political science at the University of Notre Dame. In fact, using the military is unnecessary because the market compensates for disruptions. America needs to stop using the military for this purpose, which would Americans safer and ensure a reliable oil supply.
Getting rid of the president is a popular subject these days. And Sunstein's advice on the subject can show us the protocol — and the history — behind firing the most powerful man in the free world.
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- Rules, whether they're visible or invisible, govern our behavior every day.
- Different groups have different rules, and have different views on how strict those rules are.
- Powerful and dominant social groups have more flexible rules where obeisance is less mandatory.
People who have meditated for thousands of hours exhibit a remarkable difference in their brainwaves.
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