There will be more living and healthy taxpayers now that we are using more solar and less coal. All in all a great deal for taxpayers.
Natural resources are limited but there is really no shortage of any resource. The Earth still has ample supply of resources for everyone. For human purposes, we can basically just assume that the amount of natural resources is infinite. With human imagination, people now have the tools needed to satisfy all human requirements of food, shelter and clothing for many centuries to come. The role of economics is really to determine how best to use our basically limitless resources to better the human condition given the limited time people will exist on Earth.
You have a misunderstanding of the human mind and of human history. There was never a shortage of anything at any time of human existence in the world. This applies to any commodity such as copper, oil, steel, food, shelter, clothing, land, etc. etc. The vast majority of so called 'shortage' that might have occurred in the past are artificial and are due to simple human greed, stupidity and selfishness. The remaining cases are due to limited human imagination. We now have over 7 billion people in an interconnect world so lack of human imagination is not a problem.
The GOP should get even by also not putting up anyone for Senate seat in Kansas. That will show the Democrats.
Coal miners, union or otherwise, were never for Obama. The more interesting question is if there are still any coal companies left in West Virginia. If so, they should all be shut down.
Coal is its own worst enemy. It is now the most dangerous and most expensive fuel when compared against the other available fuel options. Right now natural gas is the main driver toward removing coal as a fuel option. However, NG itself will most likely be replaced in the future by even cleaner energy sources such as solar and wind.
Solar is very viable and getting more viable every day. Solar energy is magnitudes better than using coal. It is coal which is not viable without massive subsidies. For a coal power plant to be sustainable, the public has to ignore all the adverse health and environmental effects and the huge related costs to running the coal power plant. The high cost of running coal power is the reason why coal power plants get shut down as soon as a more viable alternative energy source comes along. Natural gas is the big driver toward the demise of coal for now but eventually solar and wind would put the last nail in the coffin of coal as well as denting even natural gas as an energy source.
The company also got $5 billion+ in debt. This stock is going much lower. Forget about ever reach $5 again.
You have missed the boat on FB, the stock crashed after the IPO (about 1 1/2 years ago) but is now going to $100 and beyond.
This is great news for GE. The company can now focus on its core businesses which is to produce and maintain industrial grade equipment. GE looks like a great buy at this time.
The early American colonists basically all live under Christian versions of Sharia laws. The Puritans are the most extreme of these. Break even one rule, no matter how unimportant, lay down by Puritans and a person could very well be labeled a witch and be burned alive at the stake.
The House wants it own big government spending bills passed while constantly whining about big government.
ISIS like al-Qaeda and like Nazism are ideas. Ideas can never be eliminated while humans are in existence, they can at best just be contained. To try eliminating the idea of ISIS, the US will end up spending untold trillions with no result.
Law enforcement unions are way too powerful in NY and generally in US . Police officers can commit almost any crime including perjury and stealing without consequence. Correction officers are now routinely beating up prisoners and doing other horrendous acts for no reason. This Rochester police officer's family will get a big payday from the death of the officer. Of course, the family of the unarmed person killed by Ferguson police will get nothing.
Tom Coburn looking for a bigger and better dead end job from Koch brothers after retiring from the Senate. Hey, this tactic worked for James DeMint. Why not for Tom Coburn?