Post Profile

Beware The Unintended Consequences Of Brutal Cost-Cutting

By Simon Henderson and Miguel Simoes de Melo Scorched-earth cost-cutting has returned with a vengeance of late, especially among companies struggling to meet short-term earnings targets or ensure their survival. Some firms, including those in mining or oil and gas, were knocked off course by sudden market changes. Others underestimated the severity [...]
read more


Related Posts

Unintended Consequences of De-Insuring Insurance

Business & Finance / Economics : EconLog

(September 22, 2014 12:30 PM, by David Henderson) The consequences are unintended but somewhat predictable. Over at Mother Jones, Kevin Drum has noticed that some health insurers are charging a huge co-insurance rate for HIV drugs. ...

How About That? AP Details the 'Secret, Dirty Cost of Obama's Green Power Push'

US Politics / Conservative : NewsBusters

So it appears the Associated Press has discovered what conservative and libertarian economic critics have been saying all along: top-down government regulation to promote "green energy" has numerous unintended consequences, includin...

Companies Across America Are Cutting Back On This One Big Incentive

Business & Finance : Business Insider: Money Game

Since the recession, U.S. companies have been spinning out ideas large and small for cutting costs while boosting output. And many firms have hit on a fat target: office space. Companies are increasingly slashing and retooling their...

Beware of Hidden Costs of Hiring a PR Firm

Business & Finance : Business Entrepreneur Blog

Perhaps the most often asked question companies ask when hiring a public relations firm is, “what does it cost?” Interestingly, this is also a question many PR firms have difficulty answering. There are three basic ways that firms c...

When Central-Planning Fails: "Stimulative" Chinese Rate Cuts Spark Surge In Borrowing Costs

Business & Finance : Zero Hedge

China faces epic unintended consequences in its efforts to 'manage' everything. As Bloomberg rhetorically asks, what if a central bank cut interest rates and borrowing costs rose? Well that didn't work out as expected, eh? The reaso...


Copyright © 2016 Regator, LLC