Category Archives: Economy

Your Paycheck Changed – Here’s What’s Going On

So you notice your paycheck looked a little different, didn’t you.  A little smaller.  Do you want to complain?  Maybe you’d like to get hot under the collar at President Obama’s “secret, middle-class tax hikes (brought up in the comments … Continue reading

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Because Economics Lends Itself to Rap Anthems

“Dismal science?” Pish-tosh.  Here’s a superficial and minimally informative pair of videos illustrating just how exciting economics can be, in the form of rap music.  Behold!

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James K. Galbraith at the Clinton School in Little Rock

So, earlier this week there was a lecture from an economist I follow named James K. Galbraith at the Clinton School.  He gave a perky, upbeat* lecture called “The Bleak Past and the Grim Future,” which you can watch online … Continue reading

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I Think I Just Got Trolled By a Bank

So, I’m not going to name names here, but the other day I heard a radio spot for a local Little Rock bank.  The radio ad is meant to encourage listeners to refinance their homes with the local bank.  Here’s … Continue reading

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Suddenly Europe Makes More Sense…

A great metaphor for the EuroCrisis.  I love Spain in this.  Who’s your favorite?

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Credit Card Collection Practices on “The Diane Rehm Show”

There was a great episode from The Diane Rehm Show the other day “New Concerns Over Credit Card Debt Collection” (Tuesday, August 21, 2012 – 10:06 a.m.), in which credit card collection practices are discussed.  According to the episode summary … Continue reading

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Worthwhile Discussions from “The Diane Rehm Show”

I found a couple great recent epidoses from The Diane Rehm Show, and you guys may enjoy them: Jeff Faux: “The Servant Economy” (Tuesday, July 17, 2012 – 11:06 a.m.) –  From the website: “Jeff Faux of the Economic Policy … Continue reading

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