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LISBON: Bank scandal tarnishes powerful Portuguese family

 LISBON, Portugal — Portugal’s Espirito Santo family business survived wars, dictatorship, revolution and family feuds for almost 150 years. Now, one of Europe’s last banking dynasties is being stripped of its wealth and influence amid accounting irregularities, huge unreported debts, and a police investigation. The scandal bears the hallmarks of the recent European financial crisis, […] Continue reading →

Try It, You’ll Like It, Or: Economics for Beginners

Paul Greenberg  Do you like convenience, service, simplicity, competition, more jobs and all the other features of a free market that stays free and ever productive? Then you’ll love a service like Uber or Lyft, which use private drivers to give customers a, yes, lyft. No waiting forever, just door-to-door or even corner-to-corner service. Provided […] Continue reading →

Independence Day: What the Hell HAPPENED to America?

Washington’s Blog “We Have Become Such Grumbling Drones — Powerless, Passive, And Frankly A Bit Pathetic” Call me old fashioned … I love America … The Constitution and the Bill of Rights … The vision of the Founding Fathers … The “can do” American spirit … Americans’ ingenuity and creativity. WHAT the h@!! HAPPENED to us??? As one of the nation’s […] Continue reading →

Parents, Educators, Politicians All Share Blame for College Grads’ Woes

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Peter Morici  Despite five years of economic recovery, college graduates continue to face a tough job market. Certainly, young people should take responsibility for their lives, but parents, educators and politicians all share some blame for their troubles. College graduates earn much higher wages and are less likely to be unemployed than high school graduates—and […] Continue reading →

The Fallout From Chipotle

by Julie,     Brandishing semi-automatic weapons in busy restaurants is not a good way to promote the Second Amendment. Apparently a few fringe activists in Texas don’t quite understand this, and now their story is all over the news making gun owners look ridiculous. People need to realize that these kinds of crazy stunts damage […] Continue reading →