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How Rubio will try to personalize his tax reform pitch in Detroit on Thursday

Marco Rubio plans to personalize his tax reform pitch during a speech before the Detroit Economic Club on Thursday by explaining how his plan would impact a hypothetical single mother and a small business owner working in the automotive industry. The Republican presidential hopeful, whose speech will come as he is in the midst of […]

Claims about retail

…warehouse clubs have had to this point a greater effect on retail than e-commerce has… That is from Ali Hortaçsu and Chad Syverson, here is their broader NBER survey of what is new in the economics of retail.  You also can take this as further confirmation that the productivity effects of the internet are not […]

The most expensive countries for tourists to visit

You know which cities to avoid in order to dodge exorbitantly priced club sandwiches and expensive beer. However, some countries need to be sidestepped entirely to save money. The World Economic Forum's Travel & Tourism Competitiveness...Show More Summary

Stockholm Makes a Comeback as the Cool Club for Startups

In recent years, Stockholm has made massive strides in terms of economic growth. Small businesses have become prolific creators of new jobs.

If The Eurozone Were A Club, Germany Would Be The DJ

last monthNews : Huffington Post

Since the start of the Greek debt crisis, commentators have struggled to find the right metaphor for Greece’s relationship to Europe. Is it a bad marriage in need of a “big, fat Greek divorce”? An “economic experiment” in “Europe’s laboratory”?...Show More Summary

Mary Mallory / Hollywood Heights: 4269 Lankershim Blvd: Evolution of an Address

Club Indigo matchbook courtesy of Mary Mallory. While some proprietorships remain in business for decades at one address, most often, occupancy at the site frequently changes due to economic and cultural cycles. Following owners usually continue in the same vein … Continue reading ?

Exclusive: Yanis Varoufakis opens up about his five month battle to save Greece

"I try and talk economics in the Eurogroup" -- the club of 19 finance ministers whose countries use the Euro -- "which nobody does... there was point blank refusal to engage in economic arguments. Point blank. You put forward an argument that you've really worked on, to make sure it's logically coherent, and you're just faced with blank stares. Show More Summary

ECONOMIC FIGHT CLUB: KRUGMAN, STEPHEN MOORE SLUG IT OUT AT FREEDOM FEST: “All in all this was a ve…

ECONOMIC FIGHT CLUB: KRUGMAN, STEPHEN MOORE SLUG IT OUT AT FREEDOM FEST: “All in all this was a very interesting discussion. Of course I was not convinced by anything Krugman had to say but I did think it was a good-faith conversation on a variety of topics. If this shows up on video somewhere I […]

Why Amazon Should Fear Alibaba

Billionaire Jack Ma, chairman of Alibaba Group Holding Ltd., speaks to the Economic Club of New York in New York, U.S., on Tuesday, June 9, 2015. Alibaba Group Holding Ltd. is looking to small businesses in the U.S. as it seeks to grow outside of China, Ma said. Photographer: Michael [...]

Perry on Economic Opportunity

At the National Press Club today, former Texas governor Rick Perry gave the first real policy speech of his 2016 presidential campaign, and it’s well worth your while to read it.  He took up the question of equal opportunity, spoke bluntly...Show More Summary

Where's The Courage In The Greek Tragedy?

Brave Greece.  Sooner or later some member of the Eurozone would find the courage to speak up about the almost unbearable burden the club’s rules place on national-level economic officials to make tough policy decisions while tied to a ball and chain. Today, Greece formally fell into arrears with the International [...]

Wednesday Morning Splash

2 months agoIndustries / Media : FishbowlDC

What’s Happening — Book Talk: Energy, Economic Growth, and Geopolitical Futures at the Woodrow Wilson Center, 10 a.m. — Senior Communicators Roundtable Dinner at the National Press Club, 6 p.m. Must-Read of the Day Politico Magazine‘s...Show More Summary

Jack Ma reveals his plan for Alibaba's future, and why his company is nothing like Amazon

Jack Ma, founder and executive chairman of Chinese e-commerce giant Alibaba, just laid out his vision for the future of the company while speaking at a luncheon with the Economic Club of New York on Tuesday. Ma made one thing clear — branching out of China is key for the company's future. Show More Summary

'The Sacred Right of Ownership' and Power: What Do We Choose?

Zinoviev Club member Dmitry Kulikov believes we should carry out a new social project: take power away from super-society’s structures and implement a true division of economic and political rights, if we want to preserve our Russian civilization.

G7 Club to Discuss Migrant Crisis, Extremism in Africa - G7 Research Group

The G7 Research Group's director says that the African migrant crisis, religious extremism and economic growth will be on the second day's agenda of the Group of Seven summit in Germany.

ME: Coalition Pushes Maine Lawmakers for Passenger Rail Expansion

June 03--A coalition that includes rail advocates, municipal officials and the Sierra Club pushed for expanded passenger rail service in Maine on Tuesday, arguing before lawmakers the economic and environmental benefits of public transit. The...Show More Summary

Why Skeptics Should Encourage Energy Use from Fossil Fuels Where Economically Justified

Guest essay by Alan Carlin I was actively involved in environmental protection as a Sierra Club activist and senior EPA analyst for over 45 years, but about eight years ago I concluded that I could not support the energy use/CO2 reduction objectives of the environmental movement and many governments in the developed world. These objectives…

Sam’s Club Doing Worse Than Costco, Will Try More Organic Food Maybe

If you’d like to study the uneven economic recovery of the last few years, just compare warehouse chains Costco and Sam’s Club. While both warehouse chains serve people who like to buy their granola bars 48 at a time, Walmart-owned Sam’s serves customers who are less affluent than the more urban customer base of Costco. Overall revenue is down at … [More]

Is Premier League Promotion Really Worth $185M? What The Numbers Say

Parachute payments are made to relegated clubs over four seasons and are supposed to help reduce the economic pain of relegation – essentially methadone for the crack cocaine that is TV money.

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