June 2016 Monthly Article – Brexit

And so the U.K. votes to secede from the European Union – the “Brexit” movement prevailed. I find this action ironic. When the Treaty of Rome was signed in 1957, it created the European Economic Community, which later grew into today’s European Union (EU). The six original members were West Germany, France, Italy, the Netherlands, […]


May 2016 Monthly Article – Petroleum Swings

By Jerry Pacheco Recently, I had business meetings throughout southeastern New Mexico. Over the course of a few days, I traveled from Roswell, south to Artesia, east to Lovington, down to Hobbs and finally ending with a stop in Carlsbad. During the stretch from Artesia to Hobbs, I took New Mexico Highway 82, a rural, […]

April 2016 Monthly Article – The Support for Free Trade

By Jerry Pacheco In 2015, a Pew Research Center survey on free trade found that 58 percent of Americans believed that trade agreements were good for the U.S., while 33 percent held the opposite view. The study also revealed that 43 percent of Americans believed that free trade had helped their families, a rise of […]

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