You’ve probably heard the bad news about homework: kids are working longer hours than ever before, and it’s driving them nearly insane. At least one major book has made this argument, as have numerous news articles like this one and this one.
First-time visitors to this hamlet on the Nam Song River can be forgiven for feeling a little lost.
Americans relied less on borrowed money in April than they did in March a sign that the pullback on debt-fueled spending continued into the spring. New data from the Federal Reserve shows that outstanding consumer credit which includes credit cards, auto loans and tuition financing, but not mortgages, fell by $15.7 billion to $2.52 trillion, an annualized drop of 7.4%
In this groundbreaking 2008 book Buyology: Truth and Lies About Why We Buy, Danish brand consultant Martin Lindstrom showed how neurology, as much as economics, drives consumer behavior.
Once touted as an environmental and economic cure-all, corn ethanol has had a rough year. The collapse in grain and oil prices, preceded by overinvestment in refineries over the past few years, badly hurt ethanol producers.
Chile’s Pinochet. Argentina’s Scilingo
I don’t like populists. First of all, they seem a lot more popular than I am. Second, they derive their popularity from exploiting our base fears Joe McCarthy’s fear of communist takeover, George Wallace’s fear of black people, Lou Dobbs’ fear of other cultures, Joe the Plumber’s fear of working