Ethiopia planted more than 353 million trees in 12 hours, Capital One’s hack affected more than 106 million people, and wages in the U.S. have stalled over the last three decades while costs have continued to grow. These are the newsworthy stories from this… Continue Reading “Newsworthy – Aug 2nd, 2019”
Growing wages, lower-than-expected tax returns, updates to US-China trade relations, colder-region nations benefiting from climate change, and a long awaited army publication on the war in Iraq. Here are the top newsworthy items from this past week as shared on our Facebook page.
Volatility has returned to the markets in the past few weeks. This has led to mixed messages to the public as positive economic news is mingled with sudden drops in major indices. Most of the bad news seems to be generated from outside of… Continue Reading “Economic Mood Swings”
The media, government officials, economists, and nearly anyone else with mainstream attention talks about the unemployment level. They freely use it as a gauge of how well the economy is doing. The unemployment level has essentially become the official thermometer with which to judge… Continue Reading “Is the Unemployment Rate Enough to Judge the Economy?”
There has been quite a lot of chatter recently concerning a raise in the minimum wage. Discussion has increased since President Obama’s State of the Union Address this past Tuesday, where he called for a raise in the minimum wage to $10.10 (the current… Continue Reading “Raising the Minimum Wage”
The minimum wage ought to be higher, but not under current antibusiness antilabor conditions!
The price of gasoline has reached $4 per gallon again in some U.S. cities, hurting consumers and businesses, especially those who are poor and middle class. High prices are containing the U.S. and world economy. Before the onset of the war in Iraq, oil… Continue Reading “High Gasoline Prices Keep Lid on Consumer Spending, Recovery”