Economic Intelligence

February 2014


Shale Oil Brings Big Wealth to Texas

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To fully appreciate what many of us may simply take for granted — that the Lone Star state produces oil as easily as McDonald’s produces hamburgers — it sometimes helps to look elsewhere to appreciate the actual scale by which we should view such things.

The Associated Press reported this ...

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oil
gas prices
Texas

The Oscars of Bad Tax Policy

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The Academy Awards are nearly upon us, and that means long-winded acceptance speeches from actors and directors, filled with thanks for all the people who have helped them along the way. Listen closely to those speeches. Because they should really be thanking you.

That’s because each of the

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economy
movies
taxes

How Private Social Networks Can Compete With Facebook

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Ten years ago, Mark Zuckerberg launched Facebook out of his dorm room at Harvard University.  At around the same time, Swedish Count Erik Wachmeister created “A Small World”, or aSW – a hyper-exclusive online community for extremely well-connected jetsetters and executives. The former

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