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Generations X and Y: Facing Economic and Financial Challenges in the...

Emmons_SLU Forecasting Conf_Feb 27 2014_with Appendix.ppt (Read-Only)

Inequality Is Not Inevitable

AN insidious trend has developed over this past third of a century. A country that experienced shared growth after World War II began to...

Pricing – The Heart of Revenue Generation and Profitability

One of the most powerful principles of economics is that of price elasticity of demand. Simply stated, demand is sensitive to price changes. Given...

The Need for a New Way to Teach Economics

Remember the walkout of students from their Principles of Economics class at Harvard a couple of years ago in solidarity with the ‘Occupy” movement?...

Hackers Find Ways to Illegally Mine Virtual Currencies

How do hackers make money? It’s one thing to find a flaw in a software or hardware system that gives you a way to...

Does Money Buy Happiness?

We put the question to economist Justin Wolfers, who recently conducted one of the broadest studies on the relationship between money and happiness to...

Why Economists Can’t Always Trust Data

To make progress in economics, it is essential that theoretical models be subjected to empirical tests that determine how well they can explain actual...

The Unkillable Zombie of Inflation Paranoia

Ever since the dawn of the financial crisis, which prompted the federal government to take extreme fiscal and monetary measures to prop up the...

How Government is Killing American Entrepreneurship

America is plagued by mediocre primary schools, subpar infrastructure, and dysfunctional government. But somehow, this country manages to get at least one big, important...

7 Facts About Our Broken Tax System

We don’t have a progressive tax system. A truly progressive tax system would ask those who are the most well-off in America to contribute...