Commentaries by Thomas M. Power



December 17, 2012 Not a "Grand Bargain" but a "Grand Bluff"
December 3, 2012 Creating an Economic Crisis for Political Purposes
November 19, 2012 Debt, Deficits, and Fiscal Cliffs: Dangerous Con-games in Washington, DC
November 5, 2012 The Origins of the Anti-government Politics of the Mountain West
October 22, 2012 Political Opportunism and Economic Illiteracy: The Closing of the Corette Power Plant
October 8, 2012 The Economic Glass is Both Half-full and Half-empty
September 24, 2012 Back to the Seasonal Political Blame-game Over Wildfires
September 10, 2012 "Job Creators" Old and New
August 27, 2012 "Transforming" the Montana Economy with Coal Exports? Back to the Rearview Mirror Vision of the Economy
August 13, 2012 Exaggerating the National Benefits of Coal Exports
July 30, 2012 The Instability Inherent in the Coal Industry
July 16, 2012 Wolf Hysteria, Politics, and Wildlife Management
July 2, 2012 Heroism is Not a Cure for Stupidity: Battling Wildfire in the West
June 18, 2012 The Glimmer of Montana's Black Gold Flickers a Bit
June 4, 2012 The Rush to Export Coal: A National Frenzy
May 7, 2012 Getting Fair Market Value for Federal Leases of Powder River Basin Coal
April 23, 2012 The "Hole-in-the-Ground" Approach to Local Economic Well Being
April 9, 2012 Western Hysteria Over Wolves: Back to the Grimm Brothers and Little Red Riding Hood
March 26, 2012 "Rebound" and "Backfire": Is Energy Efficiency an Environmental Dead End?
March 12, 2012 Undermining Energy Independence: The Rush to Export America's "Surplus" Energy
February 27, 2012 Deficits, Deficits, Who Caused the Deficits?
February 13, 2012 Another Anti-government Season Emerges
January 30, 2012 Public Relations Masquerading as Economic Analysis
January 16, 2012 Lessons for Martin Luther King Day
January 2, 2012 Coal Industry Hyperbole: Wars, Train Wrecks, and Electric Disruption