Category: Economy

Last Anecdote and Observations

This evening I spoke with the owner of a wine store. He said that my sales are actually up compared to the last three months of last year. I’m getting a lot more customers buying by the glass, as opposed…

Instant Feedback on Bush Speech

Everything listed by the President may happen even with a massive bailout. Given the amount at risk, I suggest the following alternative plan: Wait until after the elections to do anything other than take the time to analyze the models…

The Money Shot

A quick post: expect follow-ups on this. I’ve been watching the (selective) bailouts by the government, with my money, to “save” investment companies that have knowingly thrown themselves over the cliff. They’ve created the same derivative monster that shook the…

2B, or not 2B: Work permits are the question

H-1B visas, which permit foreign professionals of various ilks to work legally in the US, were all issued by late winter. H-2B visas, essentially created for migrant farm laborers, were sunset when Congress let a key provision lapse. Let’s consider…