September 23, 2011
Player School Class Major Robert Church Drexel So. Sport mngmt. Jeff Crosby Cabrini So. Finance Chris Ficke Villanova Sr. Accounting Travis Gregory Haverford Sr. Economics Dillon Hamill Haverford Jr.
July 25, 2005
IT IS AWFUL THAT terrorist attacks on London's subways caused the death of so many innocent victims. But it is also appalling, as Rob Thomas of the alternative-music band Matchbox Twenty stated during the Live 8 concert in Philadelphia "that more Africans die from preventable disease on a daily basis than twice the people who died during the infamous 9/11 attacks on the World Trade Center in New York. " However, unless a person is watching public television, tragedies in industrialized nations always garner more media attention than those in undeveloped nations.
October 10, 1988 |
Something Sen. Dan Quayle cheerfully said during the debate has lifted a heavy load of worry from my mind. It came after Sen. Lloyd Bentsen pointed out that under the Reagan administration, we have become the No. 1 debtor nation in the world. As Bentsen said: "They've (foreign nations) bought 10 percent of the manufacturing base of this country. They bought 20 percent of the banks. They own 46 percent of the commercial real estate in Los Angeles. They're buying America on the cheap.
December 18, 1988 |
Organic farming can yield "real and significant" environmental and health benefits, but the jury is still out on whether it pays farmers to adopt such a strategy, two analysts write. More research "designed to increase the profitability of alternative agriculture deserves serious consideration," according to Pierre R. Crosson and Janet Ekey Ostrov. Farmers "receive few of the environmental benefits of alternative agriculture because many of these, such as improved water quality, occur off the farm, or like improved wildlife habitat, cannot be captured in economic terms," they wrote in a newsletter of Resources for the Future, a Washington- based environmental policy research organization.
August 13, 1990 |
A huge yellow banner with red and black words is erected against the edge of a sidewalk in Southwest Philadelphia, soliciting passing drivers to blow their horns for "Black Power. " Meanwhile, a handful of protesters passes out fliers or yells to passers- by, alerting them that the Wild Wild West hoagie shop at 52nd Street and Kingsessing Avenue "is closed. " The shop owner has obtained a court order to keep the protesters - most of whom are activists from outside the neighborhood - at arm's length, while some residents patronize the shop despite the demonstration.
October 3, 2015
Backing Francis on economics Antony Davies and James R. Harrigan claim Pope Francis' views on capitalism and free-market economics are wrong ("Francis is the pope, but he's no economic expert," Sunday). His familiarity with economics "is predicated on fallacy and fantasy," Davies and Harrigan observe. Drawing on data from the Fraser Institute, they claim that people in free, unregulated economic markets "enjoy higher standards of living . . . and suffer less income and gender inequality.
October 23, 2013 |
Lawrence R. Klein, 93, of Gladwyne, a University of Pennsylvania economics professor who won a Nobel Prize and was considered the father of modern economic forecasting, died Sunday, Oct. 20, of a heart ailment at his home. Dr. Klein, who observed both the Depression and the post-World War II boom, influenced many of the current generation of economic forecasters by developing models in the 1950s and 1960s. Many of the economic forecasts taken as commonplace today - such as the effect of interest rates on economic growth - exist because of Dr. Klein's innovations, say economists.
October 27, 2009 |
Freakonomics: odd word, two roots that don't belong to the same tree. The ?onomics part speaks of the august, dour study of economics. But freak speaks of - freaks and the freaky. The word says it all: Look closely at the reasons people do things, and what you find can be really - freaky. Coined by economist Steven D. Levitt and journalist Stephen J. Dubner, freakonomics is on many people's lips. Dubner appears at 12:30 p.m. today at the Free Library to talk about their new book, Superfreakonomics.
August 1, 1988 |
Chances are their names won't sound familiar. But you will hear from them. Of that, they are sure. They are tomorrow's leaders, and at 16 and 17 years of age, they are facing the problems of today. "They are our future," said Lila Booth, a business consultant. "We are talking about posterity here. " On Friday, under the watchful eye of Booth, 42 youngsters, graduating from a program in which they learned about business from businesspeople, showed that they had also learned a lot about life.
February 7, 2006
THE EDITORIAL board must have been out sick when economic fundamentals were taught in high school, or they would've learned that governmental control of salaries (minimum wage) is one of the main tenets of socialism. The board is free to pander to those who lack education or drive to make a decent living without state handouts disguised as progressive legislation. Employees are paid their worth as determined by the market. Those unhappy with their lot need to work to improve it. For advice and inspiration, they can turn to millions of us who earn a living wage without the benefits of state interference.