Finconomics 101

Generational Understanding in the Workforce

Generational Understanding in the Workforce

A very compelling Continuing Ed class we came across provided great insight into how to best deal with generational differences in the workforce. A great quote from the presentation: “Many of the interviewers did not understand my windy path through employment, which is, of course, a characteristic of my generation. They didn’t understand I wasn’t looking for one job for the rest of my life and that I wasn’t looking for money and status.”

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Microeconomics 101

Microeconomics 101

Sometimes it is important to review what we all learned in our intro economic classes lest we get confused by the PhDs at the Fed. Here we will review the cause of high prices & their simple cure.

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Traffic Declines Part 2

Traffic Declines Part 2

In our last analysis, we mentioned that we have yet to hear a logical explanation for the troubling trend of the persistent post-covid traffic declines which should be a major concern for every retail stakeholder. In our opinion, a look at the labor participation rate provides a clue worth exploring.

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Traffic Declines – Part 1

Traffic Declines – Part 1

How can restaurant/retail traffic decline every year unless something is shrinking? We understand how traffic declined during the notorious covid lockdowns, but it seems that these declines have continued for at least the next 4 years with no definitive end in sight. Are the same number of consumers shopping less frequently? Are there fewer consumers? We have yet to hear a logical explanation for this troubling trend which should be a major concern for every retail stakeholder…

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What Happened in January?

What Happened in January?

How many times did we hear corporate management teams blame bad weather for their weak performance during January? The weather was fine here in the Southeast, so surely it was terrible in the rest of the country? We looked at the nation’s weather averages during January & things didn’t look too bad to us. There must have been something else going on here…  

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GDP Primer

GDP Primer

Before we use GDP as a measure of economic growth, we should take a moment to discuss the merits of its components…

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What the U.S. Can Learn from Argentina? Everything!

What the U.S. Can Learn from Argentina? Everything!

Argentina’s newly elected President Javier Milei (a trained economist) was able to implement a plan to help his country avoid a certain destiny with hyperinflation & default by implementing a radical economic plan centered around: severe fiscal tightening; the removal of foreign exchange restrictions & the implementation of a “dollarization”; and the privatization of state-owned enterprises. After 1 month in office, Argentina was able to generate a $589MM government surplus!

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Review Of Billionaire Hedge Fund Manager Ray Dalio’s Book On the Debt Cycles of Empires

Review Of Billionaire Hedge Fund Manager Ray Dalio’s Book On the Debt Cycles of Empires

In this post, we review Ray Dalio’s 2021 book “Principles for Dealing with The Changing World Order – Why Nations Succeed and Fail”. The bad news is that Ray is not bullish on the prospects for the United States based upon his multivariate analysis. In his estimation, the U.S. empire and its global reserve currency is getting ready to go the way of the previous British empire and the countless empires before that. The good news is that China is standing ready to fill the vacuum…  

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