Bob Byrne

The Blame Game: How Washington is Failing in the Face of Inflation

There’s an old adage known as Hanlon’s Razor which says: “Never attribute to malice that which can be adequately explained by stupidity.” That would explain a lot where our government goes. No matter what choices are open to it, you can almost always count on them to make the wrong ones.  But stupidity only goes …

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Cool Under Pressure: Florida Man Saves Day (A Lesson for the Fed)

When it comes to headlines containing the phrase “Florida Man,” they’re usually about said man being arrested for swinging an alligator around by its tail while sporting a blood alcohol level that would kill most people. Or something along those lines. But this week something different happened… “I’ve got a serious situation here,” the Cessna …

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The EU’s New BFF?

Europe is facing a potentially fatal self-inflicted energy wound… The US is teetering on the brink of a deep recession… And the only one who seems oblivious to it all is the guy who started all the trouble, Vladimir Putin.  It’s a cliff-hanger to rival any soap opera. But now how does it finally play …

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The EU’s Dual Dilemma

In the March issue of Streetlight Confidential I wrote an article laying out the cost of the moral high ground where energy sanctions on Russia were concerned. For all the condemnation of Russian aggression, the EU has not been willing to cut the Russian energy cord… for obvious reasons. Russia supplies a massive amount of energy …

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