What Presidents Added to Thanksgiving Economics

From George Washington to Abraham Lincoln and Franklin Roosevelt to George H.W. Bush, U.S. presidents have influenced Thanksgiving economics.

Why the Secret Service Monitors Fake Movie Money

When Rush Hour 2 needed many millions in 100 dollar bills, Independent Studio Services (ISS) sent them 14 pallet loads of 4′ x 4′ cubes of fake money. During the filming, the Secret Service showed up, issued a cease and…

Fiscal Policy: Mary Todd Lincoln and the White House Budget

How much of the federal budget should be spent on the White House? Abraham Lincoln would have replied, “Not very much.” Commenting on his wife’s purchases he realized, “It would stink in the nostrils of the American people to have…

Personality and Leadership

Thinking of human capital, leading politicians, successful pizza makers and top software sellers might be surprisingly similar. We can start with Franklin Roosevelt and Abraham Lincoln. Associated with strong leadership, FDR’s style was assertive, bold, outgoing. By contrast, for Abraham…