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You Don't Have to Go Into Debt This Christmas

Wednesday, December 20, 2017

I love Christmas. I enjoy spending more than one day with my family, attending parties, reading Christmas cards, and of course the tradition of exchanging gifts – both the giving and receiving. But for our family gift giving has gone a little over the top! This year we hope to emphasize being together and enjoying each other’s presence. That doesn’t mean More

Sunderland England - Adapting to the Economy

Thursday, October 19, 2017

What is the “raison d’être” of your home town? It probably relates to its economy. I love economic history, particularly for small towns. How much has the economic history of your community affected your life. I bet the influence is significant. Cities change. They thrive if they take advantage of economic trends, but suffer when they fail to adapt. Our British contributor writes of how the economy has affected her town, Sunderland England. More

Biggest Stories of 2016

Tuesday, January 03, 2017

Every year has its surprises, and 2016 was no exception. Globally there was a rejection of business as usual and a movement away from globalization. As in every year, new products caught our attention and new innovations provide promise for our future. Some developments force us to re-evaluate issues such as immigration, trade, and privacy. Here is our list of events related to economics. Please share the list with teachers and economics students who you believe may be interested in reading it. As always, we welcome your input. More

Pilgrim Thanksgiving - Lessons Learned from the Pilgrim Economy

Wednesday, November 23, 2016

Thanksgiving is my favorite holiday. Thanksgiving is a time when most of us give “Thanks” for what matters most. Family, friends, food…our country…and our God. Most of us give thanks every day. Perhaps we say “Thank you” to a kind stranger, or a customer. I take so much for granted, but Thanksgiving gives me pause to consider just how blessed I am. More


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