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.
Some jobs in business and law seem to require exceptionally long hours and being perpetually on-call.
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.
Global debt is expected to soar to a record $277 trillion by the end of the year, according to the Institute of International Finance.
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.
How might one define the super-rich and how might the government tax them?
Most transportation infrastructure in most countries is funded by government.