Global Economy

Some Common Cents for May 17th 2013

May 20, 2013, by John Norris

If you were to ask the proverbial man on the street what the biggest problem facing the global economy was, you would probably get a confused expression and some form of admission of ignorance. If you were to ask a roomful of people who care about such things, more than a few would mention something about “global indebtedness.” In fact, I would be willing to bet a plug nickel such a response would be the...

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Common Cents for November 23, 2012

December 6, 2012, by John Norris

One of the bigger business headlines this week has been the liquidation of Hostess Brands, Inc., the company which heretofore made Twinkies, Ding Dongs, Wonder Bread, a host of other snack cakes and breads. As you can imagine, there was some measure of discomfort about the iconic Twinkie brand, a symbol of all that is both right and wrong in the United States, vanishing. What is the world coming to these days? Can the US...

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