Recent Articles by Randy Shumway
Published: Wednesday, March 25, 2015 10:49 pm MDT
What can be done to bolster the U.S. economy? Average prices and wages in the U.S. haven’t increased as expected. How does the Fed fight inflation and unemployment? What is the relationship between the tw...
Published: Monday, February 9, 2015 4:21 pm MST
Tier 3 vehicles and fuel could decrease Utah’s pollution by 40 percent. Tier 3 vehicles are $87 more expensive; Tier 3 fuel is only 1-4 cents more per gallon. Nothing else we do in Utah can reduce air pol...
Published: Monday, January 19, 2015 12:16 pm MST
While we enjoy low prices at the pump, we must maintain our collective hope that domestic energy companies will continue their investment in energy innovations and exploration.
Published: Monday, January 12, 2015 4:11 pm MST
On its journey toward increased reliance on renewable energy, the United States has taken an unlikely detour back to traditional oil and natural gas production. "Fracking" has become one of the most hotly debat...
Published: Monday, December 15, 2014 4:07 pm MST
Although big data will never replace human innovation or environmental responsibility, it can provide the tools and insight we need to reduce pollution and improve air quality.
Published: Tuesday, November 4, 2014 11:07 am MST
Growth in alternative energy can significantly strengthen the Intermountain West’s economy while simultaneously supporting the global environment.
Published: Tuesday, September 9, 2014 10:38 am MDT
Investing in America’s future workforce is the most viable long-term strategy for helping us emerge from financial crisis and for laying the long-term foundation for a strong, competitive global economic ...
Published: Monday, July 21, 2014 4:59 pm MDT
While home ownership is not a lone silver bullet to creating a thriving middle class, favorable mortgage terms are an important factor in middle-class success.
Published: Monday, June 16, 2014 4:21 pm MDT
Taking a cue from Mexico’s success, the U.S. can improve its economy by emphasizing free trade — particularly with the European Union.
Published: Monday, May 26, 2014 9:49 am MDT
Economic history shows that although an open market can inflict short-term pain, it will ultimately return long-term gain. Public policy must focus on enabling competition while facilitating the retooling of th...