Archive for category: Economics

We should learn more like CSI

We should learn more like CSI

0 / December 11, 2011 5:03 pm

If a massive traffic accident involving dozens of cars kills, maims, injures hundreds of people, there would be a serious inquiry into why it happened, what can be done about it, and maybe even prosecutions laid if someone fell asleep […]

Are we financially illiterate?

Are we financially illiterate?

1 / October 29, 2011 7:57 pm

In this video interview, Jeff O’Rourke points to a statistic from the Payroll Association indicating that “60% of Canadians would have financial difficulties if their paycheque was delayed by one week.” Although the conversation was about financial literacy for low […]

What If You Didn’t Pay the Banks?

What If You Didn’t Pay the Banks?

4 / March 1, 2011 10:05 am

For some reason, when I think of banks back in the “good ol-days” I think of the banks that bandits use to rob in the wild, wild west. And in that small frontier town, what is a bank? Well, it […]

Three Wheeler Economics

Three Wheeler Economics

1 / December 30, 2010 11:59 pm

Most mornings in Sri Lanka begin with an adventure derby on a three wheeler taxi. The adrenaline rush is better than coffee sitting in the back with no seat belts weaving between trucks and into oncoming vehicles. As a tourist though, we are also taken for a ride on the price. It’s economics that might work on a small level, but what happens when applied on a large-scale by a few elites?

Questioning Our Economic Faith

0 / June 1, 2010 1:34 pm

Let me start by saying I don’t hate businesses. I teach small business, I work with them, and I am one myself. It just drives me nuts when business becomes the proverbial hammer for all of our worldly problems. Business […]