Gordon C. Boronow
One of the best compensations a college professor receives is the summer holiday. No lectures to prepare, no papers or tests to grade, and no faculty committee meetings to endure.
In this Greek drama there are no good guys, only bad guys.
This Friday the Labor Department will release the Jobs Report for May. The monthly Jobs Report is based on data from a survey of 60,000 households and from a separate survey of business establishments.
Our largest expenditure each year, by far, is the share of earnings that goes to our national government. Like me, you probably carefully consider how to spend each available dollar left over after taxes.
Frankly, I'm bored and wearied by the ongoing efforts of zealous "progressives" to demonize the "one percent".
A temporary timeout was called this week in the on-going Greek debt tragedy. Euro-zone officials and Greek politicians agreed on Friday to a four month extension of the default deadline to give themselves more time to find a solution to the intractable problem that the Greek government owes more debt than it can pay back.
To put these numbers into perspective, the Dow would have to rise an average of 27 points per week to gain an 8% return for the whole year, close to its historical average return. The last six trading days wiped out nearly a half-year of average gains.
One hundred years ago this month, a brilliant young British economist, Dennis Robertson, published, "A Study of Industrial Fluctuations". Economists regard it as a classic in the theory of the business cycle.
I am angered however at the senselessness of the whole tragic episode. Why were the police even involved in this confrontation of a man who was bothering nobody? Mr. Garner was engaged in a peaceful act of enterprise, trying to earn a little income to live a little better.
Constitutional government in America, but could lead to even further damage to the rule of law. No, I am not referring to the elections.