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February 28, 2019 An Open Letter to Green Mountain Coffee Roasters From Equal ExchangeSource: CSR Wire
Equal Exchange is the Massachusetts-headquartered business that introduced Fair Trade coffee to American grocery stores and coffee shops in the 1980s and 90s and who today remains the largest North American enterprise dedicated ...
February 27, 2019 The Rich Are Still Getting RicherSource: The Nation
Like a gilded coating that makes the dullest things glitter, today’s thin veneer of political populism covers a grotesque underbelly of growing inequality that’s hiding in plain sight. And this phenomenon of ever more...
February 25, 2019 Warren Buffett touts the 'American tailwind' and trashes gold-touting preachers of doomSource: Yahoo Finance
Buffett not only touts the United States’ economic track record but also takes a jab at the doomsayers he’s met along the way. Including a younger version of himself.
February 20, 2019 Three experts weigh in on Walmart as the company soars on earningsSource: CNBC
Walmart shares soared Tuesday after the company beat on earnings, a move that took the stock's gains into double-digit territory for 2019. The retail giant saw better-than-expected returns on grocery sales and managed to grow...
February 20, 2019 Warren Buffett Says 3 Decisions in Life Separate High Achievers From Mere DreamersSource: INC
Warren Buffett is smarter than me. Much smarter. But, outside of his complete mastery of all things related to investment, is the earthly wisdom Buffett imparts on us mind-boggling?
February 19, 2019 Why people afraid of raising the minimum wage are missing the pointSource: Treehugger
If our society can produce what people need without employing everybody full time, that's not necessarily a problem. The problem isn't less work; it's bad resource distribution. There's plenty to go around, there just isn't a...
February 19, 2019 Will The Japanification of Europe Help The U.S. Dollar?Source: Forbes
With the daily chaos in Washington and policy and political uncertainty in major money centers around the world, it is no wonder that divining the direction of currencies, has become a full-time profession for many. This year’s...
February 15, 2019 In China, government policies, rather than GDP numbers, tell us most about marketsSource: South China Morning Post
Crosscurrents is also an apt descriptor for what is happening within the Chinese economy. On the one hand, the government aims to support the economy. On the other hand, the importance of controlling systemic risks limits the use...
February 14, 2019 Commentary: Are we ready for the next major financial crisis?Source: Channel News Asis
CAMBRIDGE: A decade on from the 2008 global financial crisis, policymakers constantly assure us that the system is much safer today. The giant banks at the core of the meltdown have scaled back their risky bets, and everyone –...
February 13, 2019 Why Tech Companies Hire So Many EconomistsSource: Harvard Business Review
Over a recent coffee discussion, the COO of a multi billion-dollar tech company told us he was interested in building an internal team of economists. He had collaborated with economists before and was excited about the results....
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