Microlending: Foreign Aid of the Future?

In many impoverished and economically undeveloped parts of the world, jobs are scarce and people without one must earn their living through some sort of self-employment. Unfortunately these “microbusinesses” often provide barely enough income for a family to survive, without paying for education, healthcare or a higher standard of living, leaving the poverty cycle . . . → Read More: Microlending: Foreign Aid of the Future?

Where Can You Find Amateur Economists?

Amateur Economists is still less than 2 months old, but some major sites are beginning to notice.

News aggregators that currently index our content are Google News, Alltop, Healthcare 100, and Wikio.

The only site so far that has syndicated one of our articles is Seeking Alpha. However, we are working with a syndication . . . → Read More: Where Can You Find Amateur Economists?

Oil Market Manipulation: The FTC’s Latest Target in Fighting the Rising Cost of Oil

The high oil prices have forced the government to act once again. Earlier it was the Stop Excessive Energy Speculation Act – an attempt to rein in speculations in the oil market.

In July 2008, when the price of oil touched $150 a barrel, the Federal Trade Commission came under increasing pressure from lawmakers . . . → Read More: Oil Market Manipulation: The FTC’s Latest Target in Fighting the Rising Cost of Oil