Category Archives: Small Business
What is small business and what can government do to help? An analysis by small business trackers Carolyn Ockels and Steve King of Emergent Research suggests that current policies are skewed toward Silicon Valley startups rather than Main Street bootstrappers.
One statistic in an Associated Press story helps explain why the U.S. economy lolls in the doldrums: wages and benefits have sunk to 57.5 percent of GDP, down from a longstanding 64 percent while “a big chunk of the economy’s … Continue reading
During my newspaper career I covered technology, biotechnology and other mind-expanding fields, but economics proved my most challenging beat. Behind a shroud of statistics, economists argued views that could not be proven but which nevertheless influenced lives and fortunes. One … Continue reading
(Continued from: getting paid was a bonus.) As I recall, I worked six days, maybe 10 hours a day, before there was any talk of compensation. All this occurred long ago and memory can play tricks, but whatever the details, … Continue reading
(Continued from: momma gave me away) Exactly what happened after my mother presented me to these grizzled old men is obscured by the passage of time. As I recall they agreed to put me to work and decide later what … Continue reading