Issues Archives: July 2013

The road to recovery

Ronald Reagan once remarked, “To sit back hoping that someday, some way, someone will make things right is to go on feeding the crocodile, hoping he will eat you last – but eat you he will.” There are many memorable quotes associated with business, or the economy, or the recession. And, even though at first […]

This land is our land

“And on the eighth day, God looked down on his planned paradise and said, “I need a caretaker.” So God made a farmer. God said, “I need somebody willing to get up before dawn, milk cows, work all day in the field, milk cows again, eat supper, then go to town and stay past midnight […]

Watching wind grow in rural Illinois

Wind energy development in the United States is rushing past recent growth records. In 2011, 6,819 megawatts of generating capacity were installed; in 2012, that figure jumped to more than 13,000 MW, according to the American Wind Energy Association. In total, the U.S. boasts more than 60,000 MW of wind power capacity. Since 1 MW […]