Higher Rock Education - Economics Blog

Defining Our Infrastructure Challenge

Monday, October 31, 2016

Excise taxes finance much of the US infrastructure. For example, governments use the gasoline tax to help fund their highways. A country's infrastructure provides the means for people to travel, communicate, and live comfortably. It includes roads, bridges, electrical grids, ports, schools, phones, the internet, gas, water and sewer pipelines, railroads, and airports. The American Society of Civil Engineers has issued very low grades for the US infrastructure. More

A Nigerian Student's Challenges

Wednesday, October 26, 2016

Imagine waking up to find companies and industries downsizing their workforce, prices of basic commodities rising by the minute, the cost of healthcare far from affordable, the crime rate and insecurity a major concern, while the cost of living continues to skyrocket. More

Airbnb: Good, Bad and Who Benefits and Who Loses?

Friday, October 21, 2016

One of the easiest ways to become an entrepreneur is to rent out space in your home, or use your car as a taxi. Airbnb. Airbnb makes it possible for just about anyone to convert their spare space into a bed and breakfast, and start welcoming travelers to their humble abode – something that can really make a difference for city dwellers struggling with the rising cost of living. But hotels have lost business, which has reduced tax revenues for many communities. More

Four Historical Recalls

Wednesday, October 19, 2016

Do you own a Samsung Galaxy Note 7, or perhaps a Honda with a Takata airbag? Do you own a car? If so, then you have probably received a recall notice. There have been several very large recalls in the past two years, so I decided to highlight a few of the most interesting ones during my life. More

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