finance

Money talks; reviewing the global economy, government spending, taxes, and economic policy that affect our social and political future.

Osei Agyemang 21 days ago
Cuba's Economy Is Gradually Getting into the Picture
Cuba has an unsolved problem with Fidel Castro on the nationalization of American real estate, but she recently agreed to hold a referendum to turn it into an economy conducive to investment. Unfortun...
Universal Credit
Recently, the contract for my temporary employment at a certain call centre came to an end. I can't say that I miss it. There's something about being routinely told that I'm a worthless idiot by facel...
Osei Agyemang 23 days ago
How Beneficial Is Bank Consolidation?—Spotlight on Kenya, Africa
Years ago I did not understand why good standing and independent banks eventually joined other financial institutions or banks. After a series of interviews with swayful financial advisors for the rea...
Matthew Evans5 months ago
The Banking Industry
It was deja vu in a truly high stakes, high drama meeting. It was reminiscent of a depression era Reconstruction Finance Corporation meeting of seventy-five years ago. On that day, nine large bank CEO...
David Wyld6 months ago
Economics 101 in Action
You want to see how the free market works? You want to see economic principles come to life? You want to see the "invisible hand" of capitalism in action? Well, a recent story out of Pennsylvania illu...
SKYLERIZED 7 months ago
Striving for More
There are levels to this thing called life. Structures and strictures determine what people think, how they act, and what they wish to do with what reality presents them. In America, the freest, most ...
BJ Tyrrell 7 months ago
Amazon HQ2
With Black Friday just passing and onward to Cyber Monday which will continue on to a holiday increased shopping period through the remainder of the year, Amazon is on a lot of people’s electronic scr...
Jeff Nevil7 months ago
The Future of the British Furniture Industry Post-Brexit
Following on from Theresa May’s recent declaration that the UK had agreed to a withdrawal agreement with the European Union, there have been positive murmurings emerging from a range of different indu...
Chris Ricks7 months ago
Here Is Why Many Minority Communities Are in Financially Troubling Situations
Let’s begin by asking, why do minority communities lack the financial training and understanding that many other communities seem to possess? Where is the disconnect? Over my lifetime, I have seen man...
Dr. Williams9 months ago
Trump's Tariff War
The last week of September marked a troubling trend in American politics. First, we have the Kavanaugh hearings where several women now accuse him of misconduct. And all the news seems to focus around...
Jessica Nova9 months ago
The Controversial UK Minimum Wage for Under-25's
Age discrimination is what it is. In the UK, the minimum wage is meant to be a sense of security, a right; a sum which workers are entitled to be paid hourly by their employers, and that is a great th...
SKYLERIZED 10 months ago
Why Are You Ranking: Best Ways to Avoid the Tax Man (or Woman) Listed from Gimme Some Money to Get Up, Stand Up
As of this writing, taxes, or payments for governmental services, are strictly enforced at the local, state, and federal levels. Taxes constitute for the majority of the goods and services used or pur...
Cato Conroya year ago
Do You Actually Understand Social Security?
Social Security is one of the biggest programs in American history, and for many seniors, it is the only way that they can survive in the current economy. Everyone has been impacted by it, even if you...
Benjamin Plaa year ago
Pennies, Memories, or Wastes of Space?
Controversially, governments around the world are slowly eliminating their lower-value coins. Examples of such countries that are in the process of disposing of their coins, or have already done so, i...
Dr. Williamsa year ago
Exposed
Are these the best of times, or are they the worst of times? Depending on one's individual circumstance, it just could very well be the worst of times. And for far too many, it actually is. For the po...
Perpetual Poverty
Perpetual poverty is a person or family not being able to leave a life of poverty no matter what they do. You may think this is not possible or maybe you are in the same situation. I have lived in thi...
Zacc Lavignea year ago
What Do We Want? Livable Wages! When Do We Want ’Em? In Our Lifetime!
As more and more provinces, states, and municipalities set out to increase the minimum wage to $15/hr, there is growing concern over increases in minimum wages resulting in fewer jobs and increased pr...
Peter Rosea year ago
Government Economic Forecasting, Mythology, or Science?
As a retired estimating and costing engineer, I see so much reliance based on estimates that cannot possibly have a shred of accuracy; by accuracy I mean the engineering estimators allowance of + or –...