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Out of luck


Commentary

Keith Hazelton
Oklahoma's lottery, approved 2-to-1 by voters in 2004, promised it would fix a funding gap in the state's K-12 educational system, conveniently deferring some of the difficult decisions legislators an...
 
Thursday, February 11, 2010

Second Amendment economics


Commentary

Keith Hazelton
While recession rages around us and now encroaches upon our borders, according to the latest tax revenue numbers from Oklahoma State Treasurer Scott Meacham, one corner of the state's economy is boomi...
 
Thursday, May 21, 2009

Gone with the wind


Commentary

Keith Hazelton
As gasoline prices plunge to near record lows, only a few months after reaching record highs above $4 a gallon, an unintended casualty regrettably may be the nascent enthusiasm for alternative and ren...
 
Thursday, December 4, 2008

FIRE' economy drowning


Commentary

Keith Hazelton
A year ago, our state's business outlook appeared bright. But over the horizon, storm clouds were gathering and a malaise of Seventies-style stagflation " higher prices, falling asset prices and slugg...
 
Thursday, August 28, 2008

Boone breaking into wind


Commentary

Keith Hazelton
T. Boone Pickens, legendary oilman and Oklahoma university benefactor, has a plan to relieve our oil addiction, that pesky substance abuse problem first identified by President Bush in January 2006. ...
 
Thursday, July 24, 2008

Plan B-ball


Commentary

Keith Hazelton
Plan A for the proposed Ford Center upgrade is a Tuesday vote to extend Oklahoma City's 1-cent MAPS for Kids sales tax for a year to fund major improvements and another three months to build a practic...
 
Thursday, February 28, 2008

All fired up


Commentary

Keith Hazelton
Clean-burning natural gas or abundant, less-expensive coal? The Oklahoma Corporation Commission has been asked to approve a new power plant to be built in Red Rock, a joint venture between OG&E El...
 
Thursday, August 16, 2007

Penn Square Bank's unexpected legacy


Commentary

Keith Hazelton
A quarter-century ago, Penn Square Bank failed spectacularly in Oklahoma City, ushering in the untimely end of a previous oil boom, indelibly changing the landscape of banking throughout the state and...
 
Thursday, July 26, 2007

Rein in the rainy day fund


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Keith Hazelton
Oklahoma 's economy is bright and sunny, but taxpayers should note the balance of the interest-free loan we have made to the state in the form of our rainy day fund. ...
 
Thursday, June 14, 2007

Counterpoint: The ethics of ethanol


Commentary

Keith Hazelton
Addiction, it is said, often blinds those so afflicted to the moral and ethical considerations of behaviors intent on satisfying their habits. In our present oil addiction, we so fervently have embra...
 
Thursday, April 19, 2007
 
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