Tag Archives: Finance

Just offer to help

On Tuesday, I had the satisfaction of being part of a solution by doing nothing other than offering to help work out a problem. I had indicated to a committee that I was willing to give my time to help … Continue reading

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Where did my day go?

Yesterday, the first Friday of the month, was a day which was its usual intriguing self. In financial markets, it’s when data termed non-farm payrolls are released in the US: it’s about the state of the jobs market and markets … Continue reading

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Come on and take a free ride

I loved the music of Edgar Winter, but that is a mere aside. So, listen to his song and enjoy the Drake and Josh video. My wife, also an economist, knows about the principles of free riding. But, because of … Continue reading

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Culture shock and reserve culture shock

By moving back to the USA, I’m entitled to feel culture shock and reverse culture shock. Having lived there for the best part of the past 20 years, I feel that I have started to understand some aspects of American … Continue reading

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