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  • Bureau of Labor Statistics
    An overview of the June 2015 jobs report
    The Bureau of Labor Statistics reported on July 3, 2015 that the official seasonally adjusted unemployment rate for June 2015 is 5.3 percent, down from 5.5 percent for May, 5.4 percent for April, and 6.1 percent for June 2014.Total non-farm...
  • Marijuana job fair
    Colorado marijuana prices see huge drop, drug cartels reeling
    The good news on marijuana legalization in Colorado keeps rolling in, this time in the form of lower prices for the drug. In fact, in some cases it’s down as much as 40 percent--not bad for any product, let alone the fastest growing industry...
  • Janet Yellen
    An overview of the June 2015 Federal Open Market Committee statement
    On June 17, the Federal Open Market Committee issued a statement saying that they would keep the target range for short-term interest rates, reaffirming its view that “the current 0 to 1/4 percent target range for the federal funds rate...
  • Lincoln Chafee
    Ten reasons not to vote for Lincoln Chafee
    Lincoln Chafee officially announced a run for president last week as a Democrat, joining the race against three other Democratic stalwarts. Unlike the other three, however, his tenure as a member of the party only goes back a couple of years,...
  • Among the candidates is Rick Perry
    What is the impact of a governor on a state’s economy?
    Among the Republicans running for President, many are former governors. That is a valid credential and qualification because their performance is direct evidence of their managerial ability and their chief executive style and effectiveness. An...
  • Bureau of Labor Statistics
    An overview of the May 2015 jobs report
    The Bureau of Labor Statistics reported on June 5, 2015 that the official seasonally adjusted unemployment rate for May 2015 is 5.5 percent, up from 5.4 percent for April, unchanged from March, and down from 6.3 percent for May 2014.Total non-farm...
  • Rick Santorum
    Ten reasons not to vote for Rick Santorum
    Rick Santorum has joined the ever growing field of Republicans who are seeking the nomination for president in 2016. He is a former senator from the very important swing state of Pennsylvania and has wide ranging appeal among conservative...
  • Exonumia Louis XIV
    France’s comic Moliere achieved prominence through Pistole gold coins
    MolièreFrance’s greatest playwright comic embraced Pistole 1760’s Spanish gold coins sometimes called a doubloon so that his writings were considered a valuable representation of society. A "modern Molière" would write about...
  • Democratic Socialist Bernie Sanders
    Ten reasons not to vote for Bernie Sanders
    Senator Bernie Sanders is running for president as a Democrat, despite being officially listed as an Independent. Sanders is a socialist (sorry, Democratic Socialist, because there’s such a huge difference) who is by far the furthest left...
  • Bureau of Labor Statistics
    An overview of the April 2015 jobs report
    The Bureau of Labor Statistics reported on May 8, 2015 that the official seasonally adjusted unemployment rate for April 2015 is 5.4 percent, down from 5.5 percent for March and February, and 6.3 percent for April 2014.Total non-farm employment...
  • NDP Scimonoce: It's THAT Backwards
    NDP Scimonoce: It's THAT Backwards
    The NDP thinks they almost have power in Alberta. If the polls are accurate -- as unlikely as I happen to personally think that to be -- they're stunningly close.And with the way they've been running their campaign, you may be wondering to...
  • The Canary in the Coalmine
    Lloydminster: the Canary in the Coalmine
    In 1999, something peculiar happened in Lloydminster.A city that straddles the border between the provinces of Alberta and Saskatchewan, the east side of Lloydminster has frequently been looked at as the "canary in the coal mine" for NDP...
  • NDP Economics: One Step Forward, 10 Steps Back
    NDP Economics: One Step Forward, 10 Steps Back
    Earlier this election, I did something that I imagined I might do from time to time if it were warranted: I endorsed an NDP policy.In this particular occasion, it was the NDP jobs plan: a pledge by the NDP that, if elected to government, they'...
  • Bankruptcy USA
    Bankruptcy USA
    The mainstream financial press is reporting that the US economy is on the verge of an economic recovery. They claim that the recovery is slow and frustrating, however it is taking place. The problem with this assumption is that it is based on hope...
  • MLB players take the Live Below the Line challenge
    MLB players take the Live Below the Line challenge
    Poverty is perhaps the greatest social issue facing humanity as it affects people not only in America but throughout the world. While many professional athletes who make millions of dollars are significantly more financially stable than those in...
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