Jun

1st

How to Destroy Incentive, Initiative, and Cripple our Economy for Years to Come Part2

Economics


A few days ago I posted the first part of this blog article, which dealt with the government takeover of the banking and finance industry, the automobile industry, and its suffocating influence in our energy industries.  As a small business owner, it’s important to keep a wary eye on the government and economic trends.  We all know that it’s getting harder and harder to make a decent living now.  In this article, I’d like to examine in a practical way monetary policy, tax policy, and healthcare, and how changes in those government policies are likely to impact us into the future. Read the rest of this entry »

May

31st

How to Destroy Incentive, Initiative, and Cripple our Economy for Years to Come Part1

Economics


A few days ago I wrote an article tracing the origin of the credit collapse our country and the rest of the world experienced over the past six months. As the owner of a small business, which specializes in information technology and software development, a good understanding of the economic climate and, in particular, the apatite for capital investment is essential in predicting prospects for business and profits for our company and others like us in the years to come. Read the rest of this entry »

May

29th

Here’s Another Nice Mess You’ve Gotten me Into…

Economics


For the past 20 years, my company has been designing mission critical software for some of the most recognized brand-name companies in this country.  During that time, I have been privy to hundreds of business plans, and have seen many examples of ventures, and can identify prominent features that were common to the plans which succeeded, and other features which were common to the ones which ultimately failed.  Prior to founding the company, I have held very visible economic posts in leading Wall Street investment banks, and as commodity economist for one of the nation’s leading producers of consumer goods.  So I am considered well experienced and well qualified to comment on our current economic situation. Read the rest of this entry »