Category Archives: Business

Are Boomers Crowding Out Tomorrow’s Workforce?

I’ve come across a few articles discussing the idea that the older workers are, or are not, taking jobs from the young.  I find this discussion interesting and one I want to ponder over a bit. The first is one from … Continue reading

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Is it ‘where are the jobs’ or ‘where are the workers’?

The unemployment rate gets a lot of attention in the media and in public discussions as it relates to the labor market and overall economy.  In no way do I mean to discount the unemployment rate as a useful measure but … Continue reading

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The Fed Continues Monetary Policy of ‘Accommodation’

The Federal Reserve has just announced that it will continue its policy of purchasing $85 billion worth of mortgage backed securities and Treasury securities each month.  Perhaps I was too optimistic but I was expecting the Fed to announce the … Continue reading

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Intransigent Business Models: Cable TV Bundling & You Get What (Someone Else) Pays For

Over the last few years the concept of cord-cutting has transformed from what some may have discounted as a phase to a full-on trend that is having, and will continue to have, profound impacts on the established pay TV industry.  The … Continue reading

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Democracy and Its Discontents

David Brooks of the New York Times just wrote an interesting piece about the political problems facing the United States and the European Union.  He writes that both the U.S. and the European Union are facing a situation where two political … Continue reading

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The slowdown in China and what it could mean for Brazil.

The May/June issue of Foreign Affairs has an insightful analysis about the slowdown in China and what it could mean for Brazil’s economy. As most are aware, China has built an export oriented machine over the last decade that has … Continue reading

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Offshore Tax Havens: A Good Time to Reconsider

The Times reports today that France has obtained a list of 3,000 account holders at Swiss banks.  This is only days after France and Switzerland reached an agreement to exchange information on French citizens who hold Swiss bank accounts.  Just … Continue reading

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