Chris Martenson: Peak Oil Could Limit Economic Growth

Exponential debt increases coupled with limited natural resources mean that we are in a predicament. This is the message The Crash Course Author Chris Martenson delivered at the Casey Research/Sprott Inc. summit, “When Money Dies.” As an economic researcher, Chris considers the “Three E’s” that shape our future: Economy, Energy and the Environment. . . . → Read More: Chris Martenson: Peak Oil Could Limit Economic Growth

Indirect Revenue

I’ve been writing quite a bit recently on indirect taxation, and I thought that I would take a minute to look at things from the opposite side of the fence as it were. First, some context for my thoughts:

The state of Connecticut passed a new Internet tax law and contends that Amazon had . . . → Read More: Indirect Revenue

Pakistan, India, MFN: What are the implications?

For once, I am pleased at how India played it: India gave Pakistan MFN status way back, in 1996, without getting into the silliness of reciprocity. A hallmark of professional competence in international trade is the idea of unilateral liberalisation: Even if another country is silly enough to have barriers against us, we should . . . → Read More: Pakistan, India, MFN: What are the implications?

Economic Events on November 3, 2011

The monthly Chain Store Sales report will be released today.  This report on sales in chain stores gives a look at the health of stores that make up about 10% of all retail sales.

At 8:30 AM EDT, the U.S. government will release its weekly Jobless Claims report. The consensus is that there were . . . → Read More: Economic Events on November 3, 2011