Tag Archives: Economics

Does Buy Local – Mean- Buy Made in the USA?

Of Course it Does! The problem is many of the products we purchase are no longer made in the US of A.  What products are made here and where can we find them is the big question.  So lets delve … Continue reading

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Australia Contemplates Removing Their Carbon Tax!

 A STEP BACKWARDS? OR POLITICAL NECESSITY! The Australian government under new Prime Minister Kevin Rudd (He’s back for a second run!) has proposed removing carbon taxes from businesses in their country.  Plagued by rising power costs, the Australian public is … Continue reading

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Is Roundup what you should use in your Garden?

Roundup is sold in so many stores I am really surprised I haven’t bought any yet! It’s near the check out at Home Depot and there’s a large display of it in the Garden Section of Walmart and other big … Continue reading

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Geothermal Heat Pumps – Are they Better than Solar?

Sorry to say but Solar Rebates in Arizona have been reduced by the Arizona Public Service Company! APS in trying to meet their quota for the use of solar energy in the state at one time offered $1.00/watt.  While I … Continue reading

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Buying Local Is Fun (Or How to Stimulate your Local Economy!)

What if most people in your small town went to the next larger city to  purchase things because they thought it was cheaper! That sounds familiar for a lot of small Towns and Cities in Arizona as well as many … Continue reading

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BNSF Railroad is Converting to Natural Gas!

Did you know that billionaire Warren Buffet owns the Burlington Northern and Santa Fe Railroad? Well at least his holding company Berkshire Hathaway does.  An interesting fact is that railroads account for 40% of the total freight hauled in the … Continue reading

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