I've written a lot here lately about how West Virginia needs to create a Future Fund from mineral severance taxes to create a permanent source of wealth from non-renewable resources. The idea seems to be pretty sticky, as the expression goes. Here's a report from WV Public Radio on the idea.
AN ECONOMY FOR EVERYBODY? Here are some ideas about what one might look like.
REMEMBERING GORE VIDAL. Here's a word from his literary executor. By the way, if you haven't tried them, I highly recommend his novels on American history, beginning with Burr on up through the 20th century.
MORE CLIMATE CHANGE STUFF TO DENY here.
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