Category Archives: The Economic Way of Thinking

It would seem

That Switzerland has a functional school system Swiss Reject Plan to Give Themselves a Guaranteed Basic Income Swiss voters rejected by a wide margin on Sunday a proposal to introduce a guaranteed basic income for everyone living in the wealthy … Continue reading

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A Victory for Democracy

The EPA wrote a fat stack of new regulations on how coal plants are to operate in the near future that would shut a large percentage of them down. This caused the corporations who operate them to call their lawyers … Continue reading

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Making PIIGS

Into PIIGSS For those in the know, the acronym in the title stands for: Portugal, Ireland, Italy, Greece, and Spain. These nations are in terrible monetary shape and are dragging Europe down with them thanks to the wonderful idea that … Continue reading

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Call Me Consigliere

While Phil’s been away at welding school, I’ve been getting schooled as well. One of the delights of being an in-house attorney is that it’s the “last refuge of the generalist.” At any point in my day I may be … Continue reading

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In Economics News

If you’ve ever wondered why 40 = 40 = 40, hit this link and read about Gummi Worms and Sweet Tarts. Also, why government intervention cannot stop stupid people from doing things that hurt their economic standing and causing more … Continue reading

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You’ll only be surprised

If you’ve never listened to him speak before. Charles Koch, one half of the demonized Koch Brothers, talks about government subsidies to businesses.

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If you can’t fix it

Change the numbers When inflation started to creep up, the administration “revised” how inflation was calculated. They can’t bring the numbers up in the economy, so they’re going to “revise” those as well. Data shift to lift US economy by … Continue reading

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