Some Common Cents for May 20th 2016

May 23, 2016, by John Norris

I can’t remember with certainty all the various Literature courses I took in college, but it safe to say it was more than the core curriculum required. In truth, we didn’t have a lot of patsy, easy A type classes with which to pad the old GPA, and those we did have normally didn’t carry the same number of credit hours. As a result, the school pretty much required you to attempt to learn something...

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Some Common Cents for May 6th 2016

May 8, 2016, by John Norris

Let’s assume I am a pretty major manufacturer (high-tech) based in California, and have designed a product which I believe will sell well in the overseas markets, particularly China. In fact, I think I can sell $5 billion worth of product outside the US to start, and grow my sales 5% per year for 10 years. If those numbers seem like funny money, consider Pfizer, who recently ditched a plan to do a corporate inversion in...

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