Imagine hyperinflation so severe that you were paid when you came to work, at lunch, and when you left. Imagine further, the value of your pay deteriorated so fast, you immediately used your morning pay to buy lunch. Why? Because lunch was unaffordable if you waited until lunchtime. Similarly, you spent your lunch pay on dinner. Your evening pay “froze” because money markets were closed by then. S
By James Stotter on Aug 27, 2014
Author’s note: This concludes a two-part series. You may view Part One here. A new academic paper argues that the reason why US multinationals are revoking their corporate citizenship and relocating abroad is not because they are suffering a heavier tax burden than their foreign counterparts but because of a drive to utilize accumulated offshore funds totaling about $2 trillion. The accumulation o
By John-Thomas Didymus on Aug 27, 2014
Burger King and the Canadian coffee chain Tim Hortons are involved in an acquisition deal that would allow the US hamburger chain relocate to Canada as part of what, reportedly, is yet another tax inversion deal that could substantially reduce the tax liability of Burger King. A tax inversion deal is one in which a company uses a merger or acquisition deal to move to a jurisdiction with lower tax
By John-Thomas Didymus on Aug 26, 2014
The recent incident where the Syrian Electronic Army hacked The Associated Press' Twitter account and posted fake tweets reporting explosions in the White House and the injury of President Barack Obama, leading to a 1 percent fall in US financial markets, points to the fact that shrewd manipulators, aided by technology, can "manufacture" news and make gains from the market’s inability to immediate
By Preetam Kaushik on Aug 25, 2014
One question about the Great Depression intrigues people: Did the money really disappear? First, what is money? Money is any asset that can be converted into cash promptly with no loss of value. That property is called liquidity. Usually less than 20 percent of the US money supply consists of cash. Cash is primarily currency plus coins. The remainder, over 80 percent, is ordinary checks, deposits
By James Stotter on Aug 25, 2014
Crowdsourcing, crowdfunding and crowdsourced intelligence: Call it whatever you want; it’s all about raising mass awareness and connecting with the crowd for ideas, funds and content. While crowdsourcing could be done offline, in recent years the Internet has taken it to a new level. Crowdsourcing originated as a means for resource-strapped startups to raise funds, but it quickly evolved into a p
By John-Thomas Didymus on Aug 23, 2014
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By Maryann Tobin on May 30, 2014
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