Dr. M. Ray Perryman is President and Chief Executive Officer of The Perryman Group www.perrymangroup.com. He also serves as Institute Distinguished Professor of Economic Theory and Method at the International Institute for Advanced Studies.
Beyond the excruciating experiences of those directly afflicted, hunger is a pocketbook issue that adversely impacts every corner of the U.S. economy and every individual, irrespective of socioeconomic circumstances.
The current oil surge is generating millions of jobs across the United States. One of the key drivers of activity is the opening of unconventional oil- and natural gas-bearing formations through technological advances such as hydraulic fracturing. One of the first big plays to be unlocked by fracking is the Barnett Shale.