Monday, May 28, 2018

Just Call It Free Trade

There is no scam more delicious than restricting trade by devising "modernizations" of a "free trade agreement." The only intrinsic problem with the North American...

There’s No Free Shipping On These Boots You Know!

So, a company which makes boots has a customer who isn't happy with the idea of having to pay for shipping. Hmm: I have 2 pairs...

Seriously Folks, The Baltic Dry Index Is A Measure Of Shipping...

This is one of those little economic stories that does the rounds from time to time. Zero Hedge is famous for getting the implications...

Jacinda Ardern Discovers That Prices In A Free Market Look Just...

One of the things that it's terribly, terribly, hard to explain to the hard of thinking is that prices in an entirely free and...

Amazon The Top Killer Among The Dirty Dozen Employers

Amazon has been shamed by being named the top killer among the employers listed as the Dirty Dozen. The actual shame here being that...

The Guardian Sure Has It In For Sean Hannity

It's a little difficult to work out what's going on here between The Guardian and Sean Hannity. They've been running a series on how...

What Would Henry Think Of Ford Abandoning Cars? He’d Love It,...

It's not quite true that Ford Motor Corporation is abandoning the making of cars, rather, they're going to make and sell very few saloons...

Steinhoff Sued By Christo Wiese – But, But, Why?

If you were the Chairman of a firm that was spiralling into the deep doo doo why would you then sue it for £3.5...

Jeff Bezos Will Be Pissed – Amazon’s Profits Double

Or perhaps Jeff Bezos won't be annoyed. For Amazon is one of the few companies out there where reported profits are near entirely under...

Lampert Offers To Buy Kenmore, Other Brands, From His Own Sears

Eddie Lampert is offering us all a master class in how to dismember a company. Sears Holdings, where he and his hedge funds are...