Supply and Demand
A better option would be to let wages settle at market value, while providing the education and resources adequate to helping
New Yorkers are fighting for higher wages, with increasing intensity over the past several months. In early April, between 10,000 and 15,000 laborers and students marched on New York. The genesis of the protest seems to be from the fast food industry as well as activist students.
Jokes are made about the salivating, ugly Americans ogling topless sunbathers at European beaches, but the schizophrenic nature of our country's relationship with sex has passed from laughable to lamentable to downright detrimental.
The promise of the American Dream has begun to fade, as college costs have now risen to such a level that for many they have become like unaffordable luxury goods. US postsecondary education costs have risen at a rate more than twice the cost increases in health care -- a figure which everyone knows is unsustainable.
The issue is so widespread that Walmart is making it the focus of a two-day summit it is hosting in August in Denver. At
As the government's role as economic hall monitor is debated and global markets and foreign economies adjust to their own challenges, our focus is on investing in the old-fashioned companies with strong balance sheets, increasing earnings, strong cash flow, and seasoned management teams.
Whenever I bring up the importance of getting America the energy plan it deserves, someone always says, "Boone, let's not pick winners and losers. Let's let the market decide." There's only problem with that statement.
One wonders why all the PMSC trade association crack analysts and interns have not been publicizing his work. After all it is not every day that one finds factual data supporting, at least partially, their claims. Oh well, perhaps they're on a long coffee break or out for a run.
Shepard Fairey (photo © Jaime Rojo) The artist himself takes time to give a tour of some of his favorite items, all the while
The extreme volatility of commodities prices and the unpredictability that comes with it is increasing the cost of doing
"A sustained turnaround in the housing market is still far off based on earlier-released depressed readings for housing starts
As lenders tighten mortgage standards and consumers stay on the sidelines amid a five-year slide in home prices, all-cash
If an NFL game is not sold out 72 hours prior to kickoff, league rules mandate that the game be blacked out in the local market. Last season, the NFL blacked out 22 games and this season looks worse.
In a recent interview with Henry Blodget and Aaron Task of Yahoo's Tech Ticker, Ritholtz argued that prices are still too