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A green lining for the bad economy

Two headlines in my local paper today made me re-think the phrase, "silver lining." Because according to The Oregonian today, the bad economy has a ...

Wanna buy some toxic waste?

Just when I think I have heard it all, they come up with something even more eye-poppingly incredible. Step right up, folks! First they sucked you...

U.S. dollar down? Just wait awhile

In economics and in financial data analysis, superlatives are generally avoided. (Certain financial news shows on cable TV are the exception, of...

Judge to Madoff: Stay in jail!

The U.S. Court of Appeals in New York ruled today that Bernard Madoff must stay in jail while he awaits sentencing for his role in a Ponzi scheme...