[youtube id=”443Vy3I0gJs” align=”right” maxwidth=”300″]The recent Super Bowl ads were an example of companies selling a story about themselves. Coca-Cola, for example, is selling the word “happiness.” It’s a great word […]
Larry Summers may see some irony in Janet Yellen being named Fed chair instead of him, if a man who ping-pongs between public service and lucrative hedge fund jobs sees […]
I was talking this week to one of Chicagoland’s leading custom home builders about the changes in his company’s business model since the credit crisis. That crisis had wiped out […]
It was a slow week economically given the Christmas holiday, but the data that was released was positive, and supportive of the growing view that we are seeing economic growth […]
When I wrote last week’s “Marx, Keynes, Friedman, Rand, and now Francis?” I hadn’t yet learned that Pope Francis had been named Time‘s Person of the Year. I had just […]
In his first major letter, Pope Francis had some strong and clear criticism of the excesses of capitalism as we currently practice it. He goes well beyond the now-routine call […]
Mitt Romney may have meant something perfectly nice when he told a voter, “Corporations are people, my friend,” but in a post-Citizens United America, it sounded elitist. Still, he may […]
The U.S. manufacturing purchasing manager’s index climbed to 54.7, up from 51.8 in October and beat analysts expectations for an unchanged reading.
But don’t write off the more international FTSE 100 blue chips
It’s not a holiday anymore, but things remain very quiet.