A Great Leap Backward

By Ryan Thiele The People’s Republic of China has experienced unparalleled economic growth since the reversal of Mao Zedong’s disastrous Great Leap Forward, surpassing even the astronomical growth of post-war Japan. Despite the country’s current political and economic strength, China is confronting a food crisis similar to that which Mao himself faced, a crisis which…

Battle of the Biofuels: Big Corn vs Big Oil

By: Kelli Liegel Big Oil and Big Corn cannot seem to compromise on the Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS) and the subsequent export-subsidies on RINs (Renewable Identification Number) that the Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Scott Pruitt has proposed. The corn industry claims that Mr. Pruitt’s adverse export-subsidy proposals will drive corn prices down and crush farmers…