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Pillowcase Studies

Pillowcase Studies

www.pillowcasestudies.com Youtube Video As a student at the London School of Economics, I spend roughly 30 hours per week studying and reviewing material that learned in class. About 2 of these 30 hours are spent scheduling study calendars and finding more efficient ways to analyze and retain information. Last year on August 19th I found [...]

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This is AR LIFE

This is AR LIFE

AR LIFE developed in late September 2011 from a strong passion for liberty, shared by two amateur economists of the Austrian School of economic theory, Elliott Shor (age 25) and Alexis Campestre (age 24). The pair met while working at a seafood processor in Seward, Alaska and through much discussion, concluded that the USA was [...]

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Information Technology 6.2. Outsourcing Information Technology: Directories

Information Technology 6.2. Outsourcing Information Technology: Directories

Managing an organization with an outsourced IT component is not an easy matter. It doesn’t matter if you’re either comfortable or totally confused with technology; as the owner of your business with an IT infrastructure and strategy, you must master an ocean of knowledge two inches deep about that technology. You simply cannot hire, manager, [...]

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The small business recession continues . . .

The small business recession continues . . .

What recovery? Making the rounds below the radar are the November 11 comments from the ever-wise Jan Hatzius, senior economist at Goldman Sachs, about how the current “recovery” statistics don’t include much of the small business picture, particularly small businesses shutting down. Today’s comment attempts to gauge whether the recent official estimates might have overstated [...]

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This is Forbes magazine?

This is Forbes magazine?

Surely, there’s some biblical prophecy about what happens when Forbes magazine (mostly) agrees with Michael Moore. In response to Michael Moore’s new film, Capitalism: A Love Story, the editors of Forbes have responded with a piece titled “The Whole Point of Capitalism.” So far, nothing unexpected or surprising from a magazine whose cover story during [...]

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So what exactly is a reverse repo and why should I care?

So what exactly is a reverse repo and why should I care?

Don’t panic! I’m an economist! Last week, Ben Bernanke announced that the recession maybe just possibly could be there’s a chance cross your fingers might be over. Unless, he added, maybe just possibly could be there’s a chance the recession might not be over. Today, news leaked that the Fed is drawing up plans to [...]

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The Roundup September 7

The Roundup September 7

It now costs less to lose all your money. Even sin is discounted in this recession. Vegas’ ability to weather previous declines made it seem recession-proof. No longer. The carnage left by the economic downturn that began last year is unlike anything this town has seen. . . . Room rates on the Strip are [...]

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The Roundup August 21

And in genuinely good news for the economy . . . Sales of previously owned single-family homes were up 7.2% compared with June and 5% from July 2008, The National Association of Realtors (NAR) reported Friday. The monthly gain was the largest on record for existing-home sales, which NAR has tracked since 1999. (“http://money.cnn.com/2009/08/21/real_estate/home_sales_rise_in_July/index.htm?postversion=2009082114,” CNN [...]

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The Roundup August 17

It may not be “business,” but it’s not like there’s any news on Fox News, either. The News Corporation needs television viewers to find the Fox Business Network, and it thinks the cowboy-hat-wearing radio host Don Imus could help. . . . So far the upstart’s audience is measly. Nielsen Media Research estimates that in [...]

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The Roundup August 12

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The Roundup August 7

Further proof that the jobs economy is slowly being replaced by a post-employment economy. For the first time since the Depression, the American economy has added virtually no jobs in the private sector over a 10-year period. . . .For the decade, there was a net gain of 121,000 private sector jobs, according to the [...]

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The Roundup July 31

The Roundup July 31

They’re having a great recession on Wall Street! The big bonus was for scamming the Bush Administration. Nine banks that received government aid money paid out bonuses of nearly $33 billion last year — including more than $1 million apiece to nearly 5,000 employees — despite huge losses that plunged the U.S. into economic turmoil. [...]

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Why CIT matters

Why CIT matters

Where the CIT failure will be felt first . . . In the grand guignol of faltering banks, CIT, which ranks 26th in size, seems little more than a sideshow in the wholesale slaughter of giants like Lehman, Bear Stearns, and WAMU. It’s imminent demise, despite its desperate, last minute loan of $3 billion, however, [...]

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Globalized capitalism, globalized New Deal

The American Prospect announces a global New Deal in its cover story. Money quote: Barack Obama may well seek a new New Deal to right a profoundly dysfunctional American economy. But he faces one constraint that Franklin Roosevelt didn’t have to confront in the 1930s: The economy that Roosevelt saved was fundamentally a national economy [...]

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The Post-Employment Economy Part 2

In my first post about the post-employment economy, I talked in general about the transition between the employment economy of the last few decades and what the post-employment economy is gearing up to look like. In this part, I want to talk about how seductive wages, as opposed to earnings, are, and I’ll start with [...]

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The Biz Roundup December 30

And the first one voted off the island is . . . eToys! On Monday, the Parent Company, an Internet retailer of children’s products, had the dubious distinction of apparently becoming the first well-known retailer to file for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection after Christmas. The company, whose majority owner is the hedge-fund firm D.E. Shaw [...]

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Joe the Plumber is an acolyte of the Austrian School . . .

In today’s seriously dumb category, my just-arrived American Spectator has book recommendations from the “most distinguished readers and writers,” a truly rarefied group which, apparently, includes Samuel Joseph Wurzelbacher, the 15-minute-famed, tax-dodging, Joe The (unlicensed) Plumber. Among predictable bathroom reading choices that plumb the lost lore of toilet history (“Flushed with Delight: The Story of [...]

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The post-gasoline auto industry, part three — Proof of concept

As followers of this blog know, I’ve been covering the decline of the auto industry in view of the future configuration of the auto industry and the opportunities available to far-sighted entrepreneurs here and here. Here’s the main thrust of the argument: But the current manufacturing structure is best for a world in which the [...]

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About those business plans you were making . . .

As a subscriber to Macroeconomic Advisors, I get all the dry and dusty latest. They’ve just released a report forecasting the length and strength of the current economic downturn. I won’t bore you with details, so let’s plunge the fork right in the meat: Given the deteriorating fundamentals, the limited room for further use of [...]

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What happens after the auto company shakeout

Bailouts shmailouts. Everyone knows somebody is going to fold their tent, close the doors, buy the farm, and go the way of the dinosaur in the auto industry. Since this recession is poised to break the 16 month record and become the longest business downturn since the Great Depression, the shakeout in the auto industry [...]

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