U.S. Steel and Apple: From One Billion to One Trillion

Rather like Apple just became the first trillion dollar corporation, in 1901 U.S. Steel took us past the billion dollar threshold.

A 13 Minute Delivery

With “click to plop” in just 13 minutes, last week’s totally automated Amazon drone delivery to a real customer can create huge cost savings.

Monopoly Game Surprises

Celebrating an 80th anniversary, 80 French Monopoly sets will have real euros. About money, Monopoly has market lessons, especially if you change the rules.

Job Creators or Robber Barons?

I have confessed before that I admire the entrepreneurs who have been called the robber barons. Carnegie and steel, Rockefeller and oil, J.J. Hill and railroads, Morgan and money. These men and others from their 19th century world competed lethally.…

Debating the Inheritance Tax

Death usually means some money for Uncle Sam and the rest for the real relatives (and unrelated heirs). As a result, when John D. Rockefeller died in 1937, his heirs received 30% of his fortune and the U.S. government got…