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4 months

New Lockdowns And More Rigidity Are Disastrous For U.S. Jobs

U.S. jobless claims have picked up since the elections. The second wave of coronavirus has slowed down the economic recovery.

5 months

Stock Market: Relax, Rotate, Reflate

With US elections over and a vaccine in sight, financial market uncertainty has declined Rotation has seen a resurgence in those stocks battered by the onset of the pandemic Monetary and fiscal spending will continue until inflation returns November has been an interesting month for financial markets around the world. The US Presidential election came and went and with its passing financial market uncertainty diminished.

5 months

Thanksgiving: The Dominance of Peoria in the Processed Pumpkin Market

As I prepare for a season of pumpkin pie, pumpkin bread (made with cornmeal and pecans), pumpkin soup and perhaps a pumpkin ice cream pie (graham cracker crust, of course), I have been mulling over why the area around Peoria, Illinois, so dominates the production of processed pumpkin.

5 months

What If All Jobs Were Potentially Part-time?

Some jobs in business and law seem to require exceptionally long hours and being perpetually on-call.

5 months

Futures and Options for Farmers, But Why Not for Homeowners?

One of the difficulties in explaining about futures and options is that they can seem detached from reality--just games that rich people play with money.

5 months

The Great Reset And The Risk Of Greater Interventionism

Global debt is expected to soar to a record $277 trillion by the end of the year, according to the Institute of International Finance.

5 months

Jane Marcet and the Conversations on Political Economy

Jane Haldimand Marcet (1769-1858) was one of the most prominent and successful popularizers of science writing of her time, with books on chemistry, natural philosophy, botany, and other topics that often went through many editions.