Category: Economic Thinking

Global Cities and Economic Development 0

Global Cities and Economic Development

Notes on Global Cities, Geography, and Economic Development Gregory Rehmke, February 22, 2011 The Houston World Affairs Council invited me to give talks to Houston area teachers on Global Cities. In my notes below...

Reflections on watching George C. Scott in Dicken’s “A Christmas Carol” 7

Reflections on watching George C. Scott in Dicken’s “A Christmas Carol”

(Revised and expanded version of earlier 2007 and 2004 post. The 2004 post was quoted in December 17 Toronto Star article “The Politics of Ebenezer Scrooge”: www.thestar.com/Ideas/article/158007) Family, Work, CommunityDid Ebenezer Scrooge Dream a...

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Less government, better coping

[comment on Daily Speculations post on various potential crises in China]“The Chinese government is struggling to cope…” Newspapers regularly report that governments or federal agencies working hard to deal with the crisis-of-the-week. We have...

iPhone Crashes the Regulated Industry Party 0

iPhone Crashes the Regulated Industry Party

It is great the way industry leaders sometimes charge into different but related industries. The free-wheeling computer industry doesn’t suffer from the dense regulations and Congressional lobbies that blanket the phone, cable, and cell...

Corruption and Old Age 0

Corruption and Old Age

Episode 3 of Friedman’s Free to Choose focuses on freedom and prosperity and much of it is set in Eastern Europe. The episodes are online here: http://www.ideachannel.tv/ In episode 3, at 14 minutes in,...

First make sure govt. does no (environmental) harm 0

First make sure govt. does no (environmental) harm

Leonard Reed, Ben Rogge, and Ed Opitz of the Foundation for Economic Education had much experience with energetic libertarians who attended FEE seminars. Libertarians were often frustrated that those around them seemed unable to...

Big Screen Monitors for Apple’s iTV 0

Big Screen Monitors for Apple’s iTV

I finally had a chance this week to plug my Mac Powerbook into my father’s new LCD 1080i HDTV. I had ordered a $30 DVI-to- HDMI video cable online (to avoid the $100 price...

Did Ebenezer Scrooge Dream a Better Life for Himself? 0

Did Ebenezer Scrooge Dream a Better Life for Himself?

(Revised and expanded version of 2004 post, recently quote from in December 17 Toronto Star article “The Politics of Ebenezer Scrooge”: www.thestar.com/Ideas/article/158007) Family, Work, CommunityDid Ebenezer Scrooge Dream a Better Life for Himself?Reflections on...

Migration Magic: New High-Tech Firms 0

Migration Magic: New High-Tech Firms

Highly recommended is study on immigrant-founded companies in the U.S. titled “American Made” by the National Venture Capital Association (http://www.nvca.org/). Study in Acrobat is here: http://www.nvca.org/pdf/AmericanMade_study.pdf The Venture Capital study is about firms that,...