The Trans-Pacific Partnership has been signed

Ministers from a dozen countries finalized the Trans-Pacific Partnership on Wednesday night as groups of protesters blocked major intersections in Auckland, New Zealand. The Trans-Pacific Partnership, or TPP, was finalized following a final agreement reached by negotiators in October. Under terms of the TPP, a free trade zone… Read More

The Unquenchable Thirst: Taxing America’s Oil Addiction

In the U.S., our dependence on oil not only makes for wealthy oil companies, it also supports our federal, state and local governments. Gas taxes add up quickly and some areas of the country are taxed more heavily than others. However, one surprising thing holds true: The government profits even more from our oil addiction than the super-rich oil companies do.