Monday, April 2, 2012

Recent clippings: Christian Science Monitor

My latest at the Christian Science Monitor:

"The Pentagon is a gas guzzler"

The Pentagon spent $17.3 billion on oil in 2011, a 26 percent increase from 2010. This despite the Pentagon's public efforts to "go green."

By Ryan McMaken, Guest blogger / March 12, 2012

"Half of Americans don't pay income tax. So what."

The increase in reliance on government assistance is the problem, not a lack of people who pay income tax.

By Ryan McMaken, Guest blogger / February 25, 2012

"Why we're paying more for corn"

Thanks to government subsidies supporting a specific type of corn farm, land value is increasing, and prices are going up. The same is true of other federally supported crops.

By Ryan McMaken, Guest blogger / February 24, 2012