Posts tagged Thomas Sowell

A Note On Social Entrepreneurship

There is a growing trend to combine entrepreneurship with “social”. By social, entrepreneurs are solving problems that exist in society through the use of a business solution. In Chicago, Impact Engine is an accelerator that specializes in helping companies that …






The Professor’s Respond, and the New York Times is Silent

There was a bit of a kerfuffle a couple of weeks ago when the New York Times unfairly took extremely low brow and cheap shots at the University of Illinois, two professors, and the Chicago Mercantile Exchange.  I took exception …






The Government Should Hire a Realtor

Government budgets are bursting all over the place.  Yet, in Illinois they are spending money to acquire land.  In the recent Senate budget, they have allocated $1,000,000,000 US dollars to purchase US land. When the government buys land, it removes …






When “Nudge” Goes Bad

Richard Thaler and Cass Sunstein wrote a book called Nudge.  It’s based on the economic research behavioral economists have done over the past ten years.  Thaler is a leader in this part of economic theory. One of the premises of …






Tuesday Breakfast Links

Sell in May and go away? SPY Stock Chart by YCharts Looks like it might have been a buying opportunity for the market. Thomas Sowell writes about seduction. Keyneisan economic theory is seductive, especially to men who think they can …