Some Common Cents for February 26th 2016

February 26, 2016, by John Norris

When I became the de facto ‘chief economist’ at my previous employer in, what, 2001, I assumed the responsibility of making any number of public presentations about the economy and markets. Since I don’t mind speaking in front of a crowd and most of my then co-workers did, this was no skin off my back. 15 years later, I will tell the 1st Quarter and the 4th Quarter are the busiest for talks, by far....

Read More : Some Common Cents for February 26th 2016 - Full Article

Some Common Cents for Aug 14th 2015

August 14, 2015, by John Norris

This week, I read a column written by a man by the name of Cass Sunstein. This man is very much a political policy wonk, and let’s just say I don’t ordinarily agree with what he has to say, scratch the ordinarily. We simply have differing world views, and, you know, that is okay. However, I read differing opinions when digesting news, so I can have a better understanding of what other people think. In...

Read More : Some Common Cents for Aug 14th 2015 - Full Article

Some Common Cents for May 1st 2015

May 4, 2015, by John Norris

Last night, my teenaged son asked me how often I calculate the volume and area of different shapes. Perhaps I should have questioned his question, but I suppose I wasn’t on top of my game or something. I simply replied: “Not all that often, but sometimes I have to do so.” This morning, literally on the way out the door, he asked me to sign a math test the teacher had returned the previous day....

Read More : Some Common Cents for May 1st 2015 - Full Article