Agricultural Markets Ripe for Speculative Picking

Most people probably don’t realize (I didn’t) that the U.S. has a strategic grain reserve. Well had. It’s almost entirely depleted. The United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) operates the Commodity Credit Corporation (CCC) which, according to the USDA site, performs the following functions:

“The Commodity Credit Corporation (CCC) is a Government-owned and operated . . . → Read More: Agricultural Markets Ripe for Speculative Picking

Putting a Number on Illegal Immigration

Western governments have frequently come under attack for failing to control illegal immigration and for having little idea of how many unauthorized migrants are living within their borders. Unauthorized migration takes many forms such as Mexicans slipping over the border into the southern U.S., East Asian workers being transported by traffickers into Western Europe . . . → Read More: Putting a Number on Illegal Immigration

The Capitalist Case Against Rent

Here’s a question only an economist or a five-year-old would ask: what is rent?

Non-economists might define “rent” as payment received by a property owner for allowing someone else to use that property. Take for example the owner of a house who rents it to a family for $800 a month. While socialists might . . . → Read More: The Capitalist Case Against Rent

Top 3 Strategies that Could Lower Your Medical Bills

The cost of healthcare is always a major concern in the U.S. With approximately 47 million uninsured people and soaring costs, the already-beleaguered healthcare system has been a major topic of debate in this, an election year.

In “Options for Slowing the Growth of Health Care Costs” from the April 2008 issue of the . . . → Read More: Top 3 Strategies that Could Lower Your Medical Bills