Fraud

Pay close attention to this chart: [Source] This is a problem. As a libertarian, I generally view regulation as pointless, needlessly expensive, counterproductive, and anti-liberty. As such, I oppose a good portion of government interference in the economy. However, committing fraud is not simply a matter of failing to comply with ticky-tack regulation. Fundamentally, . . . → Read More: Fraud

Ignore this

Ignore this. No big deal.  Not that there is a recession or anything.  Well.. the recession has been over for some time technically I suppose, but it’s not like job growth is getting anyone excited.  Anyway for us:

Total nonfarm jobs in the Pittsbrugh region for October 2011 come in at the highest level for . . . → Read More: Ignore this

The Squirrel and the Grasshopper

The text below was forwarded to me a few years ago and I rediscovered it today. I’ve edited it to take out Australian specific references. The Squirrel and the Grasshopper story really resonated with me when I first heard it as a kid. I thought the squirrel was prudent. I’m sure other kids felt . . . → Read More: The Squirrel and the Grasshopper

Economic Events on November 23, 2011

The Mortgage Bankers’ Association purchase index will be released at 7:00 AM Eastern time, providing an update on the quantity of new mortgages and refinancings closed in the last week.

At 8:30 AM Eastern time, the U.S. government will release its weekly Jobless Claims report. The consensus is that there were 390,000 new jobless . . . → Read More: Economic Events on November 23, 2011