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  • Marijuana
    Marijuana's 2014 sales numbers reach $700 million in Colorado
    Colorado is seeing unprecedented economic boom times right now, and a lot of it is fueled by the fastest growing industry in the nation: Marijuana. 2014 saw unprecedented growth in pot sales, both recreational and medical, to the tune of some $700...
  • Dr. Robert Sussman
    Upcoming local events of interest about politics and economics
    Today, we thought we would compile some upcoming events that would be of interest to those with an interest in politics and economics. The highlight of this week will be on Tuesday evening with Dr. Robert Sussman. He takes what most feel is a...
  • Forrest Gump on the bench - Savannah
    Has the American Middle Class been squeezed out of Historic Preservation?
    The National Trust for Historic Preservation is making a valiant effort to welcome all members of a diverse American society. However, no matter how friendly and inclusive the highly respected organization is, it cannot alone overcome very...
  • Bureau of Labor Statistics
    An overview of the January 2015 jobs report
    The Bureau of Labor Statistics reported on Feb. 6, 2015 that the official seasonally adjusted unemployment rate for January 2015 is 5.7 percent, up from 5.6 percent for December, and down from 5.8 percent for November and 6.6 percent for January...
  • Statue of Liberty on the Seine in Paris
    Index of Economic Freedom shows global progress for 2015, while USA loses ground
    For 21 years, the Heritage Foundation and the Wall Street Journal have collaborated to publish the annual Index of Economic Freedom, a list ranking nearly every country in the world on the basis of various criteria like rule of law, regulations,...
  • Keystone pipeline route
    Everything you need to know about the Keystone XL Pipeline
    The Keystone XL Pipeline is proving to be a fairly divisive issue between several groups. Republicans want the increased capacity, jobs, and oil that it would bring. Democrats are concerned about the environmental impact it would have. Add to that...
  • A marijuana store in Washington
    Report: Marijuana is the fastest growing industry in America
    The fastest growing industry in the United States isn’t in energy or transportation or even in technology. No, it turns out that the sector experiencing the most growth is good old-fashioned marijuana. That’s the current state of...
  • Archie comics collection
    An economics lesson from Archie comics
    When I was younger I used to collect Archie comics. I usually only got them in the summer, as a treat from my Grandfather while staying up north with him and Grandma. Sometimes, I would save my allowance and buy a few from a bookstore, but I was...
  • Bureau of Labor Statistics
    An overview of the December 2014 jobs report
    The Bureau of Labor Statistics reported on Jan. 9, 2015 that the official seasonally adjusted unemployment rate for December 2014 is 5.6 percent, down from 5.8 percent for November and October, and 6.7 percent for December 2013.Total non-farm...
  • The Soul of Enterprise
    Interview: Libertarian Ed Kless on the Soul of Enterprise
    Longtime North Texas libertarian activist Ed Kless is more than the current Chair of the Collin County Libertarian Party; since July he has been a radio talk show host on the VoiceAmerica Talk Radio Network's Business Channel.His show, co...
  • Anarchy symbol
    How would X work without the state?
    In discussions about libertarianism, people will frequently ask how a particular good or service that is currently monopolized by the state. These questions are important, and a free society will have to find answers to them. But in the course of...
  • The Put.
    Russian economy in trouble thanks to falling oil prices, US sanctions
    For those of you with a bit of a populist slant, the past week has seen a perfectly timed barrage of gifts. In the last half of the year (but December in particular), it seems as though several seemingly unconnected factors have combined into a...
  • Adam McKay and 'We Got The Economy'
    Adam McKay schools us on the economy with 'The Unbelievably Sweet Alpacas'
    The Unbelievably Sweet Alpacas is one of 20 short films that make up We the Economy, a series that uses innovative story techniques to give us a better understanding of the U.S. economy. This particular short film was directed by Adam McKay who is...
  • German Quadcopter Drone
    FAA exempts four companies from commercial drone restrictions
    Four more companies were approved by the FAA for the use of commercial drones today. The drones will likely be used for a variety of surveying projects, oil flare stacks, and construction sites. They will be exempted from a 2012 law that limits...
  • Bureau of Labor Statistics
    An overview of the November 2014 jobs report
    The Bureau of Labor Statistics reported on Dec. 5, 2014 that the official seasonally adjusted unemployment rate for November 2014 is 5.8 percent, unchanged from October, and down from 5.9 percent for September and 7.0 percent for November 2013...