Some Common Cents for July 12th 2013

July 15, 2013, by John Norris

The movie “World War Z” is currently in the theaters, and has done quite well, better than many had thought it would. This is a good thing, as the movie will undoubtedly push people to the truly excellent novel by Max Brooks, the son of Mel Brooks and Anne Brancroft. Now, I had never been a fan of the zombie genre in the past, at all. Period. However, I do like a good dystopian, post-Apocalyptic yarn,...

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Common Cents for September 14th 2012

November 1, 2012, by John Norris

Yesterday, the Federal Reserve another round of what it calls ‘quantitative easing.’ This is an academics way of saying: “buying bonds with money the Fed created as though out of thin air.” Obviously, the former sounds a little more sophisticated and mysterious than the latter. Shoot, if Larry the Cable Guy were to describe quantitative easing, he would say something along the lines of: “You see, it’s when these guys buy up all this stuff...

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