Category Archives: Economics

QOTD: The Fall Of Sears And GE

The real lesson is starker. It is that no business, no matter how historically innovative or powerful, is guaranteed immortality. – Robert Samuelson QOTD = Quote of the Day

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My Margin Call From The Grim Reaper

Wow!  That was a close one. Didn’t realize how serious it was during my last post, “Do You Believe In Omens.” Before I go on, let me THANK my readers from all over the world for the kind and encouraging … Continue reading

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The Free Trade Debate: Markets Losing Patience

I bought of very nice pair of denim jeans the other night for $9.00.   When I was in grad school just a few decades ago, I paid $26.00 for a pair of lesser quality.  That is about $62.00 in 2018 … Continue reading

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The Magic Economics of Gambling

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Rosie On Investing In 2019 – Financial Post

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The Economic Consequences of Mr. Trump – Project Syndicate

With unemployment at a 50-year low, wages starting to pick up, and the stock market booming, the US economy has defied expectations since the 2016 election. Nobel laureates Angus Deaton and Edmund Phelps, along with Barry Eichengreen, Rana Foroohar, and … Continue reading

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How to prepare for the next global recession | The Economist

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World’s Fastest Growing Economies In 2018 & 2019

The latest data just released from the IMF. We have updated the 2018 and 2019 annual GDP forecasts of the world’s country GDPs in our ginormous table below. The data are from the recent release of the October  2018 IMF’s World Economic … Continue reading

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Protecting Workers Without Tariffs | Robert Shiller

Published on Sep 24, 2018 Why do so many Americans support the US-initiated trade war that Donald Trump is pursuing? The most likely reason stems from the job insecurity that free trade often creates, which is why governments must find … Continue reading

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Dalio on Turkey, Argentina, and the Next Economic Downturn

Sep.12 — Ray Dalio, co-chairman and founder at Bridgewater Associates, examines the crises is Turkey and Argentina and explains his expectations for the next economic downturn. He speaks with Bloomberg’s Erik Schatzker on “Bloomberg Daybreak: Americas.”

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