Why Retail is Doomed Until Corporations Go Away

I read recently that Barnes & Noble may soon be acquiring Borders. Borders belongs to K-Mart which is now combined in some weird and not very successful way with Sears, and K-Mart is struggling. Sears is doing even worse, much worse, and so Borders is about to go the way of all flesh. When . . . → Read More: Why Retail is Doomed Until Corporations Go Away

FDI: China’s Image Problem

In June, Ernst & Young revealed that China is now the world’s most attractive destination for foreign direct investment (FDI), securing 47% of votes in the survey. China’s economy is now set to welcome foreign resources – especially from the west where investors and business owners are looking for a place to harbour their . . . → Read More: FDI: China’s Image Problem

Your Right to Healthcare Or Your Right to Choose?

These are exciting times for all of us given the increasing interest in healthcare during a presidential election. One key theme in the transformation of our medical system has been whether universal healthcare is something we want, something we can afford, and something we want to make happen.

When people think of universal healthcare, . . . → Read More: Your Right to Healthcare Or Your Right to Choose?

New Hope for Young Cancer Patients

At the University of Louvain in Brussels, Dr. Jacques Donnez and his associates at the Gynecology Research Unit are working to advance a new method of preserving the fertility of young women diagnosed with cancer. Although approximately 90% of these young women will defeat cancer with proper treatment, their ovaries are often destroyed as . . . → Read More: New Hope for Young Cancer Patients

Why Zoning Laws Are No Longer a Benefit to U.S. Home Buyers

Virtually every town in the United States has zoning laws which affect land use, lot size, building heights, density, setbacks, and other aspects of property use. Zoning laws are government regulated restrictions on how a particular piece of land can be used – residential, commercial, industrial, agricultural, and recreational. They impose many use restrictions, . . . → Read More: Why Zoning Laws Are No Longer a Benefit to U.S. Home Buyers

De Beers – A Successful Cartel

In my previous post, you read about Nash equilibriums and the formation of cartels. You also read about how cartels tend to be unstable and susceptible to treachery by its members.

This week we will look at De Beers – one of the most successful cartels ever. In fact, it is so . . . → Read More: De Beers – A Successful Cartel