Natural Monopolies and Cap and Trade

Note: this post is intended as discussion of economic theory. The use of certain analytical tools should not be construed as approval or said tools, nor should assertions and arguments be construed as advocacy. This is simply an exercise in economic analysis.

Taking the mainstream definition of natural monopolies, and assuming that the human-produced . . . → Read More: Natural Monopolies and Cap and Trade

Stock Market Repeating Itself: Michael Ballanger

The resource markets have weathered some death defying ups and downs lately. But Michael Ballanger, senior investment advisor with Toronto-based Union Securities, is looking for a renewed period of growth in the TSX Venture Composite Index. Is it too soon to see such a heady rebound? In this exclusive interview with The Gold . . . → Read More: Stock Market Repeating Itself: Michael Ballanger

“Dark Ages Misogyny”… Really?

What’s got Charles Johnson (the wrong-headed Charles Johnson of Little Green Footballs, not the right-headed anarchist Rad Geek) so worked up?

Now the GOP Wants to Permit Any Employer to Deny Contraception Coverage

What’s all this “permit” and “deny” stuff?

An employer doesn’t (or at least shouldn’t) have to offer health insurance as a job . . . → Read More: “Dark Ages Misogyny”… Really?

Economic Events on February 15, 2012

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 Empire State manufacturing index for February will be released. The consensus is that the index value will be . . . → Read More: Economic Events on February 15, 2012