Economics The latest news, videos, and discussion topics on Economics en-us Copyright 2014 Inc., All rights reserved. (webmaster) 5 Business Tue, 26 Aug 2014 14:30:00 GMT New Locations Are Being Opened, But By Established Businesses The fall in new company starts does not necessarily mean that the American economy is less dynamic than it used to be, or that Americans are opening up new establishments at a lower rate than they did in the late 1970s. Tue, 26 Aug 2014 14:30:00 GMT Scott Shane SXSW: How a Small Festival Brought Austin Big Business For the city of Austin, and especially its growing cohort of tech entrepreneurs, South by Southwest has become the little festival that could. Tue, 04 Mar 2014 15:00:00 GMT Neil Parmar My, SXSW, How You've Changed As this Austin festival has grown, so has its scope and the expectations of its attendees. Mon, 03 Mar 2014 15:00:00 GMT Neil Parmar Why Colorado and Washington Were Wise to Legalize Pot From an economic and health standpoint, policymakers got it right when it came to sales of recreational cannabis. Mon, 20 Jan 2014 12:30:00 GMT Scott Shane How Much Blame Do the Jobless Bear for Joblessness? Business owners have jobs and want to hire, but employers say candidates are unprepared and have the wrong attitude. What gives? Tue, 14 Jan 2014 13:56:00 GMT Ray Hennessey Why Our Job Market Is Dying Before Our Eyes The latest jobs numbers prove a point: Putting government policy over business interests has been a disastrous failure for the American worker. Fri, 10 Jan 2014 14:24:00 GMT Ray Hennessey Baby, It's Cold Outside, But Your Customers Will Return Customers tend to stay home in extreme weather conditions like the U.S. is now facing. But data show they are more likely to come back during cold snaps like this one. Mon, 06 Jan 2014 14:10:00 GMT Ray Hennessey Preaching the Morality of Capitalism This year, bashing the immorality of unfettered markets has been in vogue. It is high time to turn that debate on its head. Mon, 23 Dec 2013 16:10:00 GMT Ray Hennessey The Outrageously Silly Argument Against Uber's Surge Pricing Uber can charge what it likes, and that has some people muttering that the car-service company is to blame for all our economic ills. Humbug. Mon, 16 Dec 2013 15:25:00 GMT Ray Hennessey What Franchisees Could Lose If the Minimum Wage Is Raised As fast-food workers prepare to strike in 100 cities this Thursday, franchisees and business owners grapple with the minimum wage question. Tue, 03 Dec 2013 19:46:00 GMT Kate Taylor Will Obamacare Still Spur Entrepreneurship? Economists Weigh In Health reform's roll-out has had its problems, but three economists feel it still has a chance to boost small business growth. Tue, 03 Dec 2013 15:30:00 GMT Arlene Weintraub Raising the Minimum Wage Isn't a Magic Bullet The claim that increasing the minimum wage to $10.10 would slash poverty rates in half is overly simplistic. Mon, 11 Nov 2013 15:00:00 GMT Ray Hennessey People Are Leaving the Workforce in Droves: What it Means for Businesses If current employment trends continue, the number of people out of the labor force will surpass the number of working Americans in about four years. Fri, 08 Nov 2013 17:58:00 GMT Ray Hennessey Startup Entrepreneurs Have Confidence. Duh. Of all the surveys conducted, the Kauffman/LegalZoom Startup Confidence Index is taking the prize for the most obvious. Mon, 04 Nov 2013 17:30:00 GMT Ray Hennessey Why More People Are Losing Health Coverage Than Enrolling in It The disparity between those losing coverage and those gaining demonstrates the private sector is, and always will be, better at managing events than the government. Tue, 29 Oct 2013 13:28:00 GMT Ray Hennessey Why Tech Valuations Can't Be Too High or Too Low The eye-popping price tags of companies such as Fab, Pinterest and Snapchat have raised concerns that valuations have gotten out of whack. The reality is there's no such thing as being overvalued or undervalued. Mon, 28 Oct 2013 16:18:00 GMT Ray Hennessey Why We Don't Need New Policies to Boost Startup Rates The decline in startup rates might simply represent Americans' realization that earning a living running one's a small business has become more difficult over the past three-and-a-half decades. Fri, 25 Oct 2013 12:00:00 GMT Scott Shane