The Market Distortion of Corporations

I’ve been meaning to write this post for nearly a month, but I didn’t feel like getting around to it until I saw this post by OneSTDV:

In general, the mainstream Right views corporations as unassailable edifices of the free market. They triumphantly brag about shopping at big chain stores and express indifference towards . . . → Read More: The Market Distortion of Corporations

Bruce Edgelow: Which New Technologies Will Increase Oil Recovery Margins?

Credit lines are critical for small- and mid-cap oil and gas explorers. For nearly 40 years, ATB Financial Energy Group Vice President Bruce Edgelow has made it his business to provide non-dilutive cash for growing energy companies. At the recent SEPAC Oil & Gas Investor Showcase in Calgary, and in this exclusive interview . . . → Read More: Bruce Edgelow: Which New Technologies Will Increase Oil Recovery Margins?

Man vs. Machines

This post will be useful in the fall, when I hold a Principles of Microeconomics class. In that class we take a look at the market for labor, including productivity. We know that if we add a production input, like labor, but hold other inputs (like capital equipment) steady, that marginal improvements to output . . . → Read More: Man vs. Machines

Economic Events on June 17, 2011

At 9:55 AM EDT, Consumer Sentiment for the first half of June will be announced.  The consensus is that the index will be at 74.5, which would be an increase of 0.2 points from the level reported in the second half of last month.

At 10:00 AM EDT, the Leading Indicators report for May . . . → Read More: Economic Events on June 17, 2011