Biz/Econ

Oh Ohio! (Part 2)

A Tiskit, A Taskit...

“A-tisket, A-tasket, I lost my yellow basket. And if that girlie don't return it, don't know what I'll do” - Ella Fitzgerald (1938) About 33 miles east of Columbus in Newark, Ohio, sits an empty basket. Tami Longaberger, whose father founded the Longaberger Company, an Ohio-based manufacturer of hand-made goods for the home, lost her yellow basket while leaving the city of Newark holding the bag. (You may remember her from 2005, when George W. Bush appointed her chair of the National Women’s Business Council, or from Mitt Romney’s 2012 campaign as co-chair of “Ohio Women for Mitt”.) The direct-sales...

PUERTO RICO / PUERTO POBRE

A review of Puerto Rico’s history and current economic woes.

Downside Up!

Looking At Problems A Different Way

C.O.L.A.

Cost Of Living Allowance

    No not Coca Cola. No not Cola Coka. If you've never heard of Coca, look it up. It used to be, many, many decades ago, as an additive in the old Coca Cola. Until somebody found out...

Inequality: Fantasy versus reality

JDN 2457326 This video is instructive, not as a serious economic policy argument, but as a glimpse into the thought processes of people who support conservative economic policies. It doesn't tell you much of anything about how the world...

Who pays the tax?

(This is a repost due to a bug that deleted some recent posts.) JDN 2457285 EDT 18:33. The purpose of today's post is to correct a misconception that most people seem to have about taxes. We spend an awful...