Trillions of dollars. That’s the size of the bets that banks place with their big customers, like localities. Then they rig the game.
If you’re an insider, tax preparer, tax lawyer, or tax collector, you got to love the US tax code. But if you’re merely human, you lose.
If rancher Bundy offered to pay his neighbors rather than distant politicians, then he might have a moral leg to stand on.
Would you rather get the work assigned to you over in less time or take breaks and drag it out? Some workers will be guinea pigs.
The theory might be modern but its tenets are passe and its fallacies rebutted long ago; but infinite money keeps its appeal.
Thomas Piketty’s bestseller uses data from several countries and centuries to explain inequality.
Malaysian oil is so pure and close to the surface that they can sell it for 90% of the world price, then waste the rent!
The media’s cheering for the economy is like the old joke of the operation being a success but the patient died.
If something is bothering you so much that you can’t sleep enough, here’s another reason to take care of it.
Our aggregate economic activity rises and falls over time. Why? And why can’t the pros predict it?
Can young people still afford to drive the economy to its next stage of business and technology?
In Australian cities, people have been taking to the streets, even middle class people. What’s riled them so much?
Politicians in the old Soviet Union were members of local councils and could be again for true democracy.
Their dreams of success get dashed when no opportunity awaits and they still have thousands of dollars in student loans.
Major newspapers in the UK, medium media in Australia, and smaller sources in the US all come out in favor of a good idea.