Holiday shopping season extends well beyond video games, gaudy sweaters and plasma TV sets. Take the spirits industry, for example.
The Peak Oil Crisis: Assessing $200 Oil
Three months ago anyone talking about $200 oil was considered a fear monger, or worse, but things happen fast these days. In the intervening period, oil prices have risen by nearly $40 a barrel and show no signs of stopping. All of a sudden it has become fashionable to start […]
In Wine World, Nothing Subtle About French Oak Prices
SAN ANTONIO — It takes more money than ever to make a bottle of wine these days. The cost of the bottle itself has gone up, as have the prices of corks and even foil caps.
Jim Moran’s News Commentary
The pain at the pump continues as gas prices spike to record highs, surpassing $4 a gallon in parts of the country and heading towards becoming the national average by the summer driving season.
The Peak Oil Crisis: Connecting the dots
Earlier this week oil closed above $100 a barrel for the first time. To make matters worse, wholesale gasoline and heating oil jumped 11 cents a gallon in a single day to their all-time highs. A lot of bad news triggered the increase of nearly $14 a barrel in the […]
The Peak Oil Crisis: Decision at Abu Dhabi
For those of you who came in late, it might be useful to recall that 35 years ago marginal world oil production (and therefore prices) was controlled by the Texas Railroad Commission. In those days, most oil production in the U.S. was hauled off by trains so by mandating how […]
The Peak Oil Crisis: The Washington Post
On Monday, our colleagues over at the Washington Post ran a front-page story in an effort to explain to official Washington why oil prices have soared by $25 a barrel in the last ten weeks and just what it might mean.
Daniel Negreanu on Poker: Tempting a Three-Barrel Bluffer
Poker has changed in many ways. The game has mainstreamed and its tactics have evolved. And there are just so many more great players today than in the past. It is remarkable to see how quickly these players have been able to introduce new winning poker strategies.
Dowd On Drinks: Extra-Aged Scotches Cross The Line
They’re doing very interesting things these days in Scotland’s Glen of Tranquility, maturing whiskies in non-traditional ways.
The Peak Oil Crisis: On Contemplating $100 Oil
For the last few days, the press has been full of stories about the possibility of oil reaching $100 a barrel this winter. As prices have been bouncing around in the low $80s for the last couple of weeks, another $20 increase will do it. The theory behind the $100 […]