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Elliott Morss | May 1st, 2016

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Economics

Growth, Employment, and Income Distribution: The Technological Threat

April 26th, 2016 |

In the US, unemployment is only 5.5%, a near-full employment level. But workers’ wages have not grown much while incomes at the top have increased rapidly. What is going on?Read More

Xinyuan Real Estate: What Can Be Learned from Its Annual Report?

April 12th, 2016 |

Xinyuan Real Estate (XIN) recently released its SEC-required annual report for 2015. I have reviewed the report. There are a number of points worth noting. Read More

Drugs and Other Dangerous Addictions: Who Should Pay for Treatment?

April 4th, 2016 |

The article examines US government policies to curb the most dangerous addictions: smoking, drinking, drugs, and overeating. Bans never work. It concludes by recommending that for all addicts should pay an increasing share of the health costs they incur.Read More

Latin America: What Are Its Prospects? Time to Invest?

March 22nd, 2016 |

Introduction

In the winter of 2008, I was teaching at the University of Palermo (UP) in Buenos Aires. We were in a tall building overlooking the port and I noted an excess of ships in the harbor. It turned out … Read More

Selling Wine and Investment Advice: The Same Methods Are Used

March 10th, 2016 |

Wine and investment advice are marketed in the same way. And knowing what strategies are used will help you make sound purchases of each.Read More