In June, the United States overtook Saudi Arabia to become the world’s largest producer of oil and natural gas, accounting for 13.7% and 20.5% of global demand respectively. The astonishing rise of the US energy sector revitalized industry across country, created hundreds of thousands of jobs, and brought America closer than ever before to true energy […]

American economic prosperity has often been defined by the infrastructure behind it. Projects like the transcontinental railroad, Eire canal, and interstate highway system were critical to the establishment of the US as a true continental power. These projects connected isolated regional markets to the greater national economy, and helped foster tremendous growth. However, the 21st […]

In the modern integrated global economy, no country remains impervious from outside foreign investment. The deregulation of financial markets has created an atmosphere of ubiquitous global trade. Economically powerful countries once restricted to their own borders have systematically used financial muscle to exert influence over developing nations. Yet this pattern of investment has not been without consequences. Smaller, economically […]

For the past month or so, I’ve had the opportunity to intern in the Mayor’s Office in Downtown Houston. My work for the most part has been split between two different departments, International Trade and Development and International Communities. Overall, the experience has been pretty interesting so I thought I’d share some of my work […]

Science is useless. No, really it is.  Complex ideas like the laws of physics and biochemical structures sound great in theory, but at the end of the day is there really any grounding  in what is being stated? How can I, as an outsider looking in on the scientific community accept facts that go against my […]

So I have to admit, I have a strange habit. Every now and then, when I’m bored, or I just feel like learning something I’ll get on wikipedia and just research the layout of cities, countries, examine population distributions, etc.  Granted, it’s weird, but occasionally I find something  interesting. The other day, I decided to […]

It time to think outside the box in the war against Cancer. Our strategy as it stands right now is inherently flawed. Although we’ve made great strides in treatment techniques and survival rates, the current plan fails to tackle the root of the problem in the first place. Here’s the issue: scientists, biologists, and researchers […]