Like many people, I don’t have a strong understanding of the relationship between weather events and our food supplies. And, like most Americans, my food comes in plastic bags and shrink-wrapped Styrofoam trays, completely divorced from the farmers who grew it. The ups and downs of the cost of food are a mystery to me.
Environmentalists rejoiced in late August when the Obama administration announced the new fuel economy standards for auto manufacturers. These new standards will increase the average MPG to 54.5 by vehicle model year 2025. According to the White House’s statement on the new standards, “In total, the Administration’s national program to improve fuel economy and reduce
In June of 2010, my husband and I relocated from Columbus, Ohio, to Lafayette, Indiana, so that he could start a new job. Our house in Columbus was in a well-established and highly attractive neighborhood that had historically been immune to dips in the housing market. Despite the fact that we were placing our house
The unemployment rate numbers are still startling, even after so many months of recession. A reported 9.1% of Americans are out of work, and this percentage does not include those who have given up looking for a job. Look more closely at the Hispanic and African-American populations, and the unemployment numbers rise even more: 11.3%