Cognitive dissonance and the federal budget

Whether it’s foreign aid, highways or medicare, when the topic of trimming the federal budget comes up everyone has a program they believe should be cut.  A poll conducted in April 2010 by The Economist asked 1000  respondents which federal programs should receive less funding.  The program receiving the highest number of votes was foreign … More Cognitive dissonance and the federal budget

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Does the oil from the Gulf of Mexico belong to America?

I was thinking about crude oil being a fungible commodity and I  realized that I had a fundamental misunderstanding about debate of “to drill, or not to drill” in the Gulf.  Prior to this somewhat embarrassing epiphany, my working hypothesis and basis for my position on the issue was that the oil obtained from drilling … More Does the oil from the Gulf of Mexico belong to America?