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We recently passed a notable milestone in the long process of recovering from the Great Recession: household debt levels have surpassed the peak reached during the recession in 2008. more
Lo and behold, the other day the phone rang and it was a phone creature. I hadn’t gotten a call from one in awhile. “Yellow!” I said into the phone. Then there was a pause. “Yellow!” I repeated, this time louder. “Did you say yellow?” the lady creature asked. “Yep,” I replied. “The phone said green, green, so I said yellow, har har. more
Add another divisive decision to President Trump’s tally: pulling out of the Paris Accord. Depending on your perspective, you may have been horrified or relieved. In either case, more uncertainty has been created. The Paris Accord came out of a 2015 United Nations Climate Change Conference. More than 190 countries participated in the agreement, which involves voluntary reductions in emissions levels. more
Since my Dad went to be with the Lord a couple of years ago, I wanted to relate one of the best stories I can remember while growing up with him. Since Father’s Day is pretty soon, I thought this would be a great way to honor his memory. --- more
Uncertainty is generally bad for business. Companies function best when conditions are relatively predictable and they can plan accordingly. If firms are anxious about the future, then economic growth will be adversely affected. more
Back when I was a kid, there was an old man that lived north of me named Mr. Colston. Mr. Colston was confined to a wheelchair. I didn’t know what had happened to him. I never asked, and he never volunteered. more
I was ridin’ down the road a couple of weeks ago and it was gettin’ pretty late. I was determined to make it home, but my ol’ belly was tellin’ me that it was in need of some groceries. more
The recent outbreak of ransomware “WannaCry” sent tremors through the global economy and brought fears of more to come. more
Last weekend, my daughter and about three hundred of her closest friends got on a charter bus and headed to Washington D.C. Alongside these three hundred is their brilliant leader, who has made this trip a couple dozen times, but this time was his last trip. Yes, folks, I’m referring to Denny Whitley and the Whitehouse High School band. Mr. Whitley is retiring, so this is his final band trip. My daughters and so many others have been more
Small businesses generate substantial economic activity. They cover the spectrum from new tech startup to well-established retailer, and it has long been acknowledged that they are important sources of new jobs (though early studies were overstated). more
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