Tag Archives: Free Trade

Liberals and Conservatives – Pt. 2

There’s an old saying:  “The road to Hell is paved with good intentions.”   I used to think that meant that I did not do something that I intended to do and maybe promised someone that I would do.  Then … Continue reading

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What Would Make the Economy Roar Again?

The last week-end edition of the Wall Street Journal contains an article by Marc Levinson entitled “Why the Economy Doesn’t Roar Anymore”.  Marc Levinson is a former finance and economics editor of the Economist.  He points out that in the … Continue reading

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The Definition of Insanity and the Fed

One of the definitions of “insanity” is to keep doing the same things over and over and expecting a different result.  The Federal Reserve Board has been keeping interest rates almost zero for more than 7 years now – longer … Continue reading

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Econ Pt.2 – If I Had Been Fed Head

A story on the NBC “Today” show this week I think effectively made 2 points.  The story was about a young lad who started having some serious physical problems.  Initially the idea was that he might get better on his own. … Continue reading

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What Direction Are Crude Oil Prices Headed Next?

The Exploration and Production industry producing crude oil and natural gas must be unique and the least understood of all the commodity industries.  Crude was selling a few months ago at over $100/Bbl and natural gas was once about $10/mmbtu. … Continue reading

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More Thoughts on CHIRP (Culture, History, interacting with Religion and Politics)

At the end of the last post I mentioned that Max Weber – a German sociologist and encomiast – who in his book The Protestant Ethic and the Spirit of Capitalism, gave much of the credit for the rise of free market economies in the West … Continue reading

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Organizational Environments and Motivational Incentives – Part 1

Their seems to be a common public perception that government employees are sincere ordinary people who spend their careers serving the public interest and – as a recent columnist in The Tulsa World wrote recently “that public service is essentially noble”. … Continue reading

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