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Oops! One Company’s Efforts to Combat “Income Inequality” Backfires

Monday, August 3rd, 2015

NOTE: Though I am referencing an article on a conservative website, this is NOT a political post. It’s an ECONOMICS post. I read this article this morning. In case you’re not familiar, Dan Price, CEO of Gravity Payments announced recently that he was going to set his company’s minimum wage at $70,000 per year. A […]

Thought of the Day from Thomas Sowell

Friday, January 25th, 2013

A Very Interesting Barron’s Interview with Nouriel Roubini

Saturday, August 2nd, 2008

I just read a very interesting and insightful interview with Nouriel Roubini ($), Economist and Professor at New York University, in this week’s Barron’s. Here’s a few excerpts for you: Barron’s: Which banks, specifically, will fail? Roubini: I don’t want to name names, but many, given the housing bust, will become insolvent. Figures! They never […]

A Look at the U.S. Dollar

Monday, July 7th, 2008

Take a look at the chart of the five-year history of the U.S. Dollar’s relationship with the Euro: Back in August 2003, one U.S. Dollar purchased .9184 Euros. As of last Thursday, one U.S. Dollar only purchased .637 Euros, a decline of 30.64%! To put it in perspective, imagine you are going to take a […]

WSJ Editorial: We Can Lower Oil Prices Now

Thursday, July 3rd, 2008

I read a very interesting opinion piece in the Wall Street Journal titled, We Can Lower Oil Prices Now. The author of the editorial is Martin Feldstein, who was chairman of the Council of Economic Advisers under President Reagan and is a professor at Harvard and a member of The Wall Street Journal’s board of […]