When and where do great feats of architecture come about?

Why do some places achieve great feats of architecture, while others routinely opt for merely functional structures? The economist in me is instinctively unsatisfied at a claim that America lacks great architecture because they have poor taste. Taste-based explanations are a cop-out. Instead, how about the following five angles:

Surplus To go beyond merely . . . → Read More: When and Where Do Great Feats of Architecture Come About?

Shneur Gershuni: Coal Stocks Fired Up

The earthquake, tsunami and resulting problems at the Fukushima nuclear power plant in Japan could impact some coal plays as global demand shifts to fossil fuel. In this exclusive interview with The Energy Report, UBS Securities Analyst Shneur Gershuni argues a bullish case for coal demand and shares some select coal stocks poised to . . . → Read More: Shneur Gershuni: Coal Stocks Fired Up

Economic Events on March 23, 2011

The Mortgage Bankers’ Association purchase index was released at 7:00 AM EDT, and there was a week to week increase of 2.7% in the Purchase Index and a week to week increase of 2.7% in the Refinance Index.

At 10:00 AM EDT, the New Home Sales report for February will be released. The consensus . . . → Read More: Economic Events on March 23, 2011