Friday, January 25, 2008

Chaos and happy hour

"Today is one of those days when we have to put off happy hour for a few moments and dig into some real economics. I sure hate it when the outside world intrudes into my fun time. Ah, welcome to 2008, dear Commonwealth, which is already shaping up to be an economic humdinger..."

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Friday, January 18, 2008

Who holds the bag?

It's time for some straight talk about the CNMI's economic situation, so here it is. No sugar-coating here!

As an aside, I'll mention that I may offer a presentation or two on the CNMI economic situation, to include the tourism situation, for members of the private sector who are interested in such things. I'm not long-winded, so any presentation would be brief, about 30 minutes. If you're interested in attending, let me know; we've got plenty of lead time, I'll probably shoot for sometime this summer.

Saturday, January 12, 2008

The peso, the dollar, and everything

As I've been saying for over a decade in the Tribune, the U.S. dollar is doomed. Here's my latest take on it. Seems like markets are, at long last, heeding reality.

Sunday, January 6, 2008

E-mail purgatory

Has e-mail gone from blessing to curse? It sure seems like it sometimes.

It's a good theme to start the new year off with, so catch "E-mail purgatory" in the January 4 Saipan Tribune.