Economics: Vegas Style!

The article, “Trading program sparked May ‘flash crash’” today (Oct 1, 2010) by Ben Rooney at CNNMoney.com confirms what I have feared for quite some time: there may be a good deal of ‘intelligence’ involved in the stock market, but very little wisdom. The article outlines how a computer program was monitoring a certain type of stock, which reached a …

Bipartisan Boondoggle

I am currently taking a class on Christianity and Capitalism at school. We’re looking at the underlying assumptions of economic systems (esp. capitalism) to see how they fit into a Christian worldview. While doing some research I ran across this interesting article by A. M. C. Waterman. He has some interesting stuff to say about our current economic situation and …

Healthy, Economical, Environmentally-friendly Microwave Popcorn

Wow, is that a mouthful! (pun intended) You’re going to love this tip and recipe. I love popcorn as a snack. However, we have never been able to find a popcorn popper that we are happy with. We, like many I would guess, did the microwave popcorn thing. That always bothered me on several fronts. First, have you ever read …

Have we figured out what hit us?

For anyone still wondering how the U.S. got into the economic mess it is now entangled in, this entry is for you. Here is a hint, as put by Alan Pisarski in this Washington Post article. “You keep doing what you’re doing, and you just keep assuming that growth is going to go on forever. And then at some point …