Cincinnati to banks: Drop dead

From my Cincinnati peeps…..   Has anyone thought of something similar here: Cincinnati suing banks over empty eyesores

Read the story carefully.  Lots of financial institutions want it both ways.  They essentially want to foreclose on you, but don’t want to file the paperwork to actually make the transaction and then incur the liabilities of . . . → Read More: Cincinnati to Banks: Drop Dead

“Market Failure”

From The Freeman:

This approach provides a way to see the problems government has in allocating resources even remotely well: It’s not just that government gets it wrong at various points but that political processes do not have the same error detection and correction abilities that markets have. Political actors are far less likely . . . → Read More: “Market Failure”

Can behavioural economics help markets to work better?

In his book, ‘The Upside of Irrationality’, Dan Ariely claims to have identified a market failure in the online introductions market. He refers to a survey indicating that people participating in that market spent on average 5.2 hours per week searching profiles and 6.7 hours per week emailing potential partners for a payoff . . . → Read More: Can Behavioral Economics Help Markets to Work Better?

Health Care

Health care in the USA is completely broken. Health care is a difficult problem, to be sure, but I think it’s clear that we’re currently solving it very badly. Two problems with health care: One is that people expect everyone to have the same health care as a rich person, even if they’re not . . . → Read More: Health Care

The Failure Of Free Markets

Free markets are being blamed for the global economic crises, but there have been virtually no free markets in most of the world for decades. While not totally unfree, nearly all markets have been manipulated, managed, poked and prodded by bureaucrats and politicians. Whether the interventions were necesssary is a different question. What cannot be questioned is the fact that interventions were prevalent. . . . → Read More: The Failure Of Free Markets