Back to the Future: Standard Oil and Amazon?

Today’s “Back to the Future” looks back to the 1911 Standard Oil Supreme Court breakup decision and then at Amazon’s antitrust concerns.

Throwback Thursday: Remembering Standard Oil When We Look Forward to Amazon

#TBT: Today’s Throwback Thursday looks back to why Standard Oil was divided into 34 companies by the Supreme Court in 1911 and then forward to Amazon.

What You Might Not Know About Cheap Oil

Because markets fluctuate, oil prices will rise and fall but the consequences of cheap oil can be unexpected.

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.

Gender Issues: Lessons From Hetty Green

Perhaps we should remember Hetty Green when trying to erase the gender pay gap. Hetty Green, who died at age 82 in 1916, was a multimillionaire who owned Dewey, a terrier that bit people. Asked why she kept him, she…

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.…

Inequality Questions

Astoundingly, the country in which we are born determines 60% of our income. And then, the next 20% relates to our parents’ affluence. Here are some answers to other interesting questions we never knew we wanted to ask. All are…