It’s The Economy, Stupid!

Finally, my academic position is becoming a run of the mill opinion. In fact, The New York Times made it visible for everybody to...

Facebook Takes over Craig’s List (and Amy’s …)

I have always bought my soap according to TV ads. I continue to buy Dove soap whether my skin gets smoother or rougher because...

Not Enough Work. Too Many Guns

I grew up getting ready for a life of work. I know, that statement tells you that I grew up in Europe and I...

All Four Legs of the American Manufacturing Stool Endorse Obama

There are only four important export industries left in the U.S.: pharmaceuticals, entertainment, aeronautics, and a few computers. Headed by the pharmaceutical industry, they...

Conflicting Views of New York City’s Economy

Today, at his regular press conference, Mayor Bloomberg denied rumors that he was pleased with the money the drug business brought to the city. Drugs...

How Memorial Day Has Become the Day of the Jobless

Day in and day out, media of all types deliver the same message: war is a global business the United States dominates. This Memorial Day...

The French Thinker of the Moment – Mme Lagarde

Unable to fix Europe’s financial crisis caused by one currency, the euro, for multiple economic levels, Christine Lagarde told the Greeks this weekend that...

NY Times: In an Unprecedented Move Congress Apologizes to Wall Street for Having Let...

Sen. Leech (R-Wall Street) shared with our Washington, D.C., correspondent his thoughts about the treachery of speculating with money people voluntarily deposit in banks. There...

Jobs. The American Jobs. Steve Jobs

Steve Jobs did not care about American jobs. Or if he cared, he did so quietly. What he cared about publicly was the American...
Just the Fats, Ms. Deen

Just the Fats, Ma’am. The Marketing of Type II Diabetes

 “It's the good advice, that you just didn't take...Isn't it ironic?” As has been pointed out too often by now, Alanis Morisette had some...

Gingrich Reverses Stance on Child Labor. Endorses Slavery as Alternative

Current frontrunner Republican candidate Newt Gingrich backed away from comments he recently made calling child labor laws “stupid” and explained that what he really...

Market Mindlessness

It is a truism that the stock market is a leading economic indicator—that is, how the market does tells us something about how the...

(R)econ Mission 101: Double the pleasure, double the fun, two recessions are better than...

If you predict that something will happen, and then create the very circumstances that will help make that prediction come true, you may well...
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