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2018 Economic Forecast from Beacon Economics

Recently, our Los Angeles and South Bay offices hosted an annual economic forecast featuring guest speaker Dr. Christopher Thornberg of Beacon Economics.  He shared his 2018 economic forecast with more than 100 of our clients and guests, taking a look back at past trends and addressing the outlook for the global, national and California economic markets. 230 more words

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Past, Present and Future of Economics: An interview project

A superb series of interviews of leading economists on state of economics education and the need for pluralism.

Economics education has been discussed in the public domain for a long time,  but since the Global Financial Crisis it has come under renewed scrutiny. 110 more words

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The Case Against Education

Bryan Caplan proves – proves! – that education is (mostly) useless.

With impeccable scholarship and endless footnotes, Caplan makes the case that education does nothing but signal, for resume purposes, conscientiousness and a willingness to conform.   575 more words

These days, governments prefer to raise money by stealth. In the Healey budget of 1975, there were eight big tax measures. In George Osborne’s budget in 2016 there were 86 crafty little ones, including higher taxes on landfills…

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From her point of view.


Your name is Irebami, the first daughter of your parents, typical African Parents who named you Irebami because your birth came with a lot of goodness, a contract in Abuja for dad, A blossoming clothing business for mum and the restoration of the six acres of land at Oluyole Estate that was snatched away from your father one year ago. 498 more words


La tasa de interés evaluado por el nivel cultural y político

El economista austríaco Eugen Von Böhm-Bawerk afirmó que el nivel cultural y político de un país podía discernirse a partir de su tasa de interés: cuanta más avanzada fuera la nación, más baja sería la tasa de préstamo. 58 more words

Budget Analysis

“The solution to this problem lies outside agriculture”,

these were the words of Dr. Ajit Ranade, chief economist of the Aditya Birla Group. The Chief Guest for the 19th Malayala Manorama Budget Lecture was replying to a question as to what steps are required in order to pull out the excessive unproductive workforce from agriculture. 166 more words