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The Rapidly Changing Signs at the Gas Station Show Markets at Work

with Milton Friedmanvia New York Times
Thursday, August 24, 2006

The recent gyrations in oil prices offer a textbook illustration of how financial markets and commodity markets interact...

In the News

Economics 101: Demand is the demon behind high gas prices

with James L. Sweeneyvia San Francisco Chronicle
Thursday, August 17, 2006

The nation's journey to $3 per gallon gas has been more like a drag race than a meandering road trip…

Breaking the Oil Habit

by Steve Steinvia Policy Review
Tuesday, August 1, 2006

Setting a direction for energy independence

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Big Trouble on the High Seas

by James E. Fanellvia Hoover Digest
Sunday, July 30, 2006

China and Japan can't seem to stop sparring over disputed islands in the East China Sea—and the vast oil reserves underneath. By Jim Fanell.

Why We Don't Need a Stiff New Tax on Oil

by David R. Hendersonvia Hoover Digest
Sunday, July 30, 2006

A steep increase in the oil tax would endanger our freedom, harm consumers, and stall the economy. And to what end? By David R. Henderson.

Analysis and Commentary

Europe must not trade its principles for Russian gas

by Timothy Garton Ashvia Financial Times
Monday, July 10, 2006

On the eve of the summit of the Group of Eight industrialised nations, which opens this week in St Petersburg, Europeans are faced with a delicate balancing act in their policy towards Russia…

Analysis and Commentary

How Oil Lubricates Our Enemies

by Victor Davis Hansonvia American Enterprise Institute
Wednesday, June 21, 2006

With the collapse of the Soviet Union, Marxism was discredited as an unworkable--and often murderous--alternative to consumer capitalism…

The Gas War

by Michael McFaulvia Hoover Digest
Monday, January 30, 2006

The dispute over gas prices between Russia and Ukraine lasted just long enough to offer a disquieting glimpse of the future—Russian extortion of the West. By Michael Mcfaul.

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The High Price of Oil—and of Demagoguery

by Thomas Sowellvia Hoover Digest
Monday, January 30, 2006

Big Oil may be an easy target for politicians, but every investigation into high gas prices turns up a single culprit—supply and demand. Go figure. By Thomas Sowell.

The Nuclear Option

by Gary S. Beckervia Hoover Digest
Sunday, October 30, 2005

It’s time to go nuclear. Gary S. Becker explains.


Energy Policy Task Force

The Task Force on Energy Policy addresses energy policy in the United States and its effects on our domestic and international political priorities, particularly our national security.