Archive for the ‘Economy’ Category


The Angriest Month for Investors

Oct15

By John Feehery

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“NYSE127″ by Ryan Lawler – Own work. Licensed under Public domain via Wikimedia Commons.

October is misnamed.    And maybe that makes it an angry month.

It’s the 10th month, but October, in Latin, means the 8th month.

The Romans had initially slated October to land somewhere closer to the August time slot, but then Pope Gregory got involved and all Hell broke loose. (more…)

Will ICANN Turn Into ICAN’T?

Oct14

By John Feehery

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“Pm-map”. Licensed under Public domain via Wikimedia Commons.

Two weeks after Germany declared war on Russia to start the First World War, the Panama Canal was completed by the Americans.

For thirteen years, in the last 19th century, the French had been the ones who tried to forge a huge short-cut in Central America, but they finally gave up by 1894, exhausted by disease and bankrupted by the effort. (more…)

The Common Thread Between the Soda Tax and the Yoga Tax

Oct9

By John Feehery

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“Soft drink shelf” by Original uploader was SMC at en.wikipedia – Originally from en.wikipedia; description page is/was here.. Licensed under Public domain via Wikimedia Commons.

On one side of the country, in the People’s Republic of Berkley, the city council there is trying to raise taxes on soda pop.

On the other side of the country, in the People’s Republic of Washington D.C., the City Council raised taxes on people doing Yoga.

So what is the common thread linking the Soda tax and the Yoga tax? (more…)

Inside the GOP Debate of No Government vs. Better Government

Sep8

By John Feehery

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“US-ExportImportBank-Seal” by U.S. Government – Extracted from PDF version of March 2004 article Ex-Im Bank Helps Companies Boost Exports to Latin America (direct PDF URL [1]).. Licensed under Public domain via Wikimedia Commons.

(This originally appeared in the Wall Street Journal’s Think Tank)

The debate roiling the Republican base comes down to this basic disagreement: One side believes that government has no role in job creation. The other side believes that government does have a role but that it needs to be doing it better.

On one side are what I call the evangelical libertarians. (more…)

The Whopper, eh?

Aug28

By John Feehery

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“Burger king whopper”. Licensed under Public domain via Wikimedia Commons.

Corporate inversions.  The mere mention sends a shudder down the spines of most Americans.

I kid. (more…)

 

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