A Sematech for Rare Earths?

I’m a big believer in markets but every once in a while, something happens in our economy that demands more than a pure private sector response. This article from the Wall Street Journal (below) highlights the need for such a response in one critical area of the U.S. economy–namely, the need for rare earths that […]…

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BBC and NPR do a takeout on GM in China

And who ya gonna call? That’s right. Here it is: http://www.pri.org/stories/2015-08-26/chinese-drivers-love-buicks-and-thats-why-gm-concerned-about-their-economy…

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A breakthrough in solar power

I’m a big believer in Natcore for several reasons: I think and hope that solar power can emerge as a major alternative to other forms of energy. I think and hope that the United States can play a leading role in this new field and prevent the Chinese or others from dominating it. I also […]…

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This Is Nuts! Letting the Chinese Take Over Micron?

After my last pre-vacation posting a couple of weeks ago, I am stunned to read that a Chinese state-owned company is proposing to buy Micron Technology, based in Boise, and a giant in the U.S. semiconductor industry. Micron is one of the world’s largest memory-chip makers. Those are not the very high end of the […]…

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