Microeconomics

Tippecanoe County, IN, experiences the highest wage growth in the U.S

The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics reports that Tippecanoe County, IN, had the largest over-the-year percentage increase in average weekly wages During the 4th quarter of 2018 (15.1%). Within Tippecanoe, an average weekly wage gain of $1,046 (128.5%) in professional and business services made the largest contribution to the county’s increase in average weekly wages.…

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New Headquarters for Ramsey Solutions

In discussion boards (again) this semester several students have mentioned Dave Ramsey, a man whose work has changed many thousands of lives for the better. The other day, the people of Ramsey Solutions announced that they are looking forward to moving into a new building in Franklin TN, reportedly to be 650,000 square feet when completed.…

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Thinking of Starting a Business?

The Indiana Small Business Development Center will be hosting one-hour seminars that answer typical questions about starting or buying a small business in Indiana. “Small Biz Jump-Start” addresses topics such as financing, market demand and legal requirements, and there is no cost to attend. Lafayette: September 27th and October 25th. Kokomo: September 11th, October 9th,…

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Who Can I Trust?

There’s a basic financial literacy assessment circulating among my students that I did not assign, and I felt the need to express an alternate view. —————— The LendingTree quiz can be an eye-opener!  But if you don’t score as high as you would have liked, then don’t be hard on yourself. The quiz was developed…

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Minimum Wage and Poverty

The Fight for $15 minimum wage proponents have established a McDonald’s employee sect that claims racism and threatens “to do whatever it takes” for a $15 minimum wage and the right to join a union.  Along with the demands they claim that the company is guilty of corporate greed, collusion, intimidation, and widespread sexual harassment.…

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