Higher Rock Education - Economics Blog

State of the Economy - March 2017

Friday, April 07, 2017

The March reports are in. The economy continues to grow. Unemployment continues to decline which has resulted in wage increases. More

Algorithmic Pricing Gone Wrong - Uber, Amazon, Tube Strikes and More

Wednesday, April 05, 2017

Have you ever purchased an item and thought, “Wow! That is a great deal. I would have been willing to pay twice that amount…or…”I wonder if I paid too much for this item. I certainly would not have paid any more for it!” In the first case, you have a large consumer surplus. More

March Madness - Supply and Demand

Friday, March 31, 2017

I, along with over 40 million other Americans love March Madness. For our international readers, March Madness lasts three weeks, stretching from March 14th to April 3rd, when the best 68 men’s college basketball teams vie for the national championship. (I would bet that virtually every American knows what March Madness is!) The tournament is put on by the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA). Let’s analyze March Madness’s supply and demand. More

US Corporate Tax Rates - Are They Too High?

Tuesday, March 28, 2017

Who should we believe? Many leaders, including President Trump, state that US corporations are among the highest taxed companies in the world. Other leaders, including Senator Bernie Sanders, point to many profitable companies that did not pay income tax recently. “27 giant profitable companies paid no tax” in 2015 according to an article in USA Today written in March 2016 by Matt Krantz. His list includes General Motors, American Airlines, Xerox, and many more well-known companies. Mr. Krantz w More

© 2018 Higher Rock Education and Learning, Inc. All rights reserved. No portion of this site may be copied or distributed by any means, including electronic distribution without the express written consent of Higher Rock Education and Learning, Inc.