Higher Rock Education - Economics Blog

What's In a Bitcoin?

Wednesday, February 07, 2018

Bitcoin is a cryptocurrency that can be used to buy and sell goods and services anonymously, without the involvement of a bank or government. Transactions are tracked by a network of independent computers using blockchain technology. Recently, bitcoin has received much press, not because of its use as a currency, but because its value appreciated over 20,000% in 2017. What is the underlying reason for the appreciation of bitcoin? More

Is Your Electrician Old?

Wednesday, May 24, 2017

The lack of skilled trades is deterring growth in the construction industry, which helps explain why electricians are getting older. Click to read more! More

Trends in Entrepreneurship – An Interview With Ben Quinn

Wednesday, March 01, 2017

I am delighted to provide an interview with Ben Quinn on entrepreneurship. Ben has been a huge supporter of Higher Rock Education. He serves on our Board and has edited most of our lessons. Ben is the owner of FarmBlue and consults with entrepreneurs. He has seen it all! More

Demographic Trends that May Hurt Productivity and Why It's Important

Friday, September 16, 2016

On September 1, 2016, the Bureau of Labor Statistics reported that productivity declined in the second quarter of 2016. This is the third straight quarter that productivity has declined. The main reason is probably that businesses have been slow to purchase new equipment. However, there may be some demographic More

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