Conservatives Have Won A Major Battle in The Culture War

Comedians are refusing to apologize for extremely offensive jokes and in some instances companies are backing them up. The cast of Guardians of the Galaxy have even come to the defense of James Gunn asking for people to stop weaponizing moral outrage. It would seem…

Caterpillar Surges After Reporting Record Earnings, Boosting Guidance

When it comes to industrial bellwethers, few companies are as closely followed as Caterpillar, and in a time when traders are especially concerned for the outlook facing the industrial sector as a result of rising tariffs and escalating trade wars, many traders were especially interested…

A Record Number Of Companies Are Beating Estimates: Why It’s Not Enough

Two weeks into earnings season, and with 53% of the companies in the S&P 500 having reported actual for Q2 2018, it’s shaping up as a blockbuster quarter: in terms of earnings, 83% of companies have reported EPS earnings that are above estimates, and if…

Americans Like the Idea of a 4-Day Work Week

Companies in several countries around the world have experimented with changing employees’ work schedules from five eight-hour days to four 10-hour shifts with the goal of increasing employee productivity and morale. Americans are receptive to the idea and see the potential for improved productivity in…

Why News Sites Propagate Angry Feminism

News Companies know that women share more content than men, use social media more, and that people are primarily motivated to share if something makes them angry. Many news sites seem to push stories that would make women feel like victims. The reason may be…

The $1 Trillion Market Cap Race Is A Zero Sum Game

Authored by Jim Bianco, op-ed via Bloomberg.com, The stock market values of a few technology companies are increasing at the expense of legacy businesses. Amazon.com Inc. said Thursday that it bought online pharmacy company PillPack. It also said it was starting a program to recruit local entrepreneurs…

Social Justice Media Companies Are Falling Apart

Social Justice Media Companies are failing. Univision has been buying out staffers and laying people off for a while now. Recent reporting from the Wall Street Journal says that Univision is trying to sell the Fusion media Group, which includes the former Gawker properties. So…

“Stock Markets Look Ever More Like Ponzi Schemes”

Authored by Richard Murphy via Tax Research UK blog, The FT has reported this morning that: Debt at UK listed companies has soared to hit a record high of £390bn as companies have scrambled to maintain dividend payouts in response to shareholder demand despite weak profitability. They…