What’s Happening To Inflation Around the World?

Looking at global inflation rates beyond U.S. borders, we see that the U.S. plight is a problem that varies from country to country.

Why New Jersey’s Plastic Bag Ban Might Create the “Cobra Effect”

With New Jersey’s new paper and plastic bag bans, we can ask if the regulations will have the unintended consequence of the “Cobra Effect.”

A Global Look at Spending and Taxes

Comparing national spending and taxes in the United States to other similar countries, we see big differences.

New Pillars For the Global Corporate Tax System

Although 136 countries have agreed to update the corporate tax system, a 15 percent maximum rate is not as simple as it sounds.

Four More Handy Facts to Know About Taxes

When vast numbers of people call the U.S. tax system unfair, we can use four handy tax facts to form our own opinions.

The Corporate Tax Rates That Are Not What They Appear To Be

Right now, the U.S. corporate tax rate is close to the world average:   But, if other OECD (Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development) countries agree with Janet Yellen, we could wind up with a global minimum corporate tax for…

Where Women Do the Most Unpaid Work

In Beijing, unpaid housework just got a price. Because of their new Civil Code, a Chinese judge decided that a divorce settlement had to include compensation for the former wife. He said that in addition to monthly alimony, she was…

How Present and Past Social Spending Could Connect

At more than $2 trillion, the cost of the March 2020 CARES (Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security) Act was double what we spent on Social Security in 2019. As a pandemic relief package, CARES Act checks were directed toward…

What We Can Learn From Santa’s Age

As a CEO at the North Pole, Santa is a manager who runs a toy workshop. But he wears many hats. In addition, he is a private investigator who knows which children have been good and bad. He is also…

Should Thursday Become the New Friday?

While fewer working hours can mean enjoying a shorter day or week at work, the consequences might be unpredictable.