Month: June 2017

The Tax on Carbon: a Good or Bad Idea?

The Tax on Carbon: a Good or Bad Idea?

Let’s say you put a tax on carbon emissions to try and help reduce greenhouse gas emissions in the US and save the planet. But how hurtful would a tax like this be on the U.S. economy?

China Summit: An Avoidable Collision Course with Unavoidable Consequences

China Summit: An Avoidable Collision Course with Unavoidable Consequences

On April 6th, President Xi Jinping will have arrived in Florida for a two-day summit at President Trump’s Mar-a-lago resort —the importance of which cannot be understated. The first summit between a new US President and any world-leader is always important; however, in keeping with […]

Death by Breath (Part 2)

Death by Breath (Part 2)

Following up on last week’s article about air pollution in China, we look at what the Chinese are doing to combat their dire situation.

Explaining a Hung Parliament

Explaining a Hung Parliament

Very different from “hanging out” in Parliament

Why Even Economists Aren’t Safe From Automation

Why Even Economists Aren’t Safe From Automation

A lot more jobs than just cashiers, tellers, and drivers could become automated.

Designed Obsolescence and How it is Affecting our Economy

Designed Obsolescence and How it is Affecting our Economy

Do you buy a new phone every 2 years, a new car every 3 years, or even notice the products you buy become outdated fairly quickly? It’s more than just flaws in the design or new innovations; products now are being designed to become less useful faster and faster.

The NBA has a Spending Problem

The NBA has a Spending Problem

An NBA player you’ve never heard of is about to make a boatload of money. Maybe it’s Ian Clarke of the Warriors who has a career average of only 10 minutes per game, or Otto Porter who finally had a half decent season for my […]

Adios, Maduro.

Adios, Maduro.

Looting, black markets, riots, and nationwide anarchy – sounds like a nightmare, doesn’t it? Unfortunately, the situation unraveling in Venezuela is not too far off from your worst dreams. On May 2, 2017, current Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro announced he will create a ‘people’s body’ […]

Finding Dory? No, Finding Diamonds

Finding Dory? No, Finding Diamonds

Sure, “Diamonds are forever,” but is the industry? It’s not all that clear.

Adulting Part One: Leasing a Car

Adulting Part One: Leasing a Car

It might be cheaper than you think.