12 Naughty Ways to Economize at Christmas

Via the terrific Girl on the Right Blog, these helpful suggestion from A. Nonymous:

Most of us are not doing God’s work trading credit derivatives at Goldman Sachs. You may be stunned when I tell you this, because I sure as heck was when I found out: the TARP program covers none of our . . . → Read More: 12 Naughty Ways to Economize at Christmas

Do Economic Freedom and Governance Indicators Tell Similar Stories About Human Flourishing?

This follows on from my last post: Do all well-being indicators tell similar stories about human flourishing? The indicators that I looked at did tend to tell similar stories – countries that have high average income levels also tend to have high rankings on other well-being indicators.

The purpose of this post is to . . . → Read More: Do Economic Freedom and Governance Indicators Tell Similar Stories About Human Flourishing?

Consumers Are Driving Heady Q4 GDP

The majority of US consumers are no longer on the sidelines. On Friday the numbers point to strong retail sales for two months in a row.

Overall US retail sales in November spiked by 1.3% after a healthy 1.1% gain in October. November’s increase was well above the consensus estimates breaking above even the . . . → Read More: Consumers Are Driving Heady Q4 GDP