Economics 101: In business, only the bottom line matters

From The Wall Street Journal: Ford to More Than Double Mexico Production Capacity in 2018 Auto maker will build new plant in Mexico, expand existing factory By Christina Rogers | Updated Feb. 8, 2016 6:22 a.m. ET Ford Motor Co. will build a new assembly plant in Mexico and sharply increase factory output from that …

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For Pennsylvania’s high gasoline taxes, we sure don’t get good roads!

As I noted earlier, I had to take a trip from Pennsylvania to the Bluegrass State. One thing I noticed was that Kentucky and West Virginia had done a fine job taking care of the roads. The only roads I traveled in West Virginia were Interstates 68, 79 and 64, but all were in good …

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From The Washington Post: Everyone who thinks Carly Fiorina should be allowed to debate By Elise Viebeck | February 5 at 11:50 AM And now, a lesson in political mileage with Carly Fiorina. Here’s the back story: Fiorina is up in arms because ABC News is excluding her from Saturday night’s Republican presidential primary debate. …

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Rule 5 Blogging: Off we go, into the wild blue yonder!

It’s the weekend and time, once again, for THE FIRST STREET JOURNAL’S version of Rule 5 Blogging. Robert Stacey Stacy McCain described Rule 5 as posting photos of pretty women somewhat déshabillé, but, on this site, our Rule 5 Blogging doesn’t put up pictures of Amanda Seyfriend in her summer clothes, but women, in full …

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This was still up today on msn.com

It’s almost as though they were trying to embarrass the reporter! The most respected Iowa pollster’s final caucus poll is out. Here’s what it says. Andrew Prokop | 2 days ago The Iowa poll the political world has been eagerly awaiting is finally here — and it has great news for Donald Trump. On Saturday …

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It occurred to me that ‘Ted Cruzes to victory’ would be an interesting headline . . . . . . but that would indicate that it was easy, which it wasn't.

Senator Ted Cruz (R-TX) won the Iowa Caucuses by a wider-than-anticipated margin — the polls had been all over the place, with the latest one showing Donald Trump in the lead — and Senator Marco Rubio (R-FL) came in third. With 99% of the precincts reporting, Mr. Cruz led the GOP field as the top …

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The cost curve has been bent, but it sure hasn’t been bent downward Health insurance premiums are skyrocketing under the 'Affordable' Care Act

Remember when we were told that the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act would “bend the cost curve downward”? From The Wall Street Journal: ObamaCare’s Wallet-Buster Health Plans While insurance premiums and deductibles soar, Hillary Clinton takes credit for the president’s mess. By Nathan Nascimento | January 31, 2016 6:22 p.m. ET On the campaign …

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Rule 5 Blogging: Americans serving their country!

It’s the weekend once again, and time for THE FIRST STREET JOURNAL’S version of Rule 5 Blogging, for which he should be severely criticized! Robert Stacey Stacy McCain described Rule 5 as posting photos of pretty women somewhat déshabillé, but, on this site, our Rule 5 Blogging doesn’t put up pictures of Kate Bosworth in …

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I noted, two years ago to the day, President Obama’s proposed myRA plan, one in which employers who do not offer either 401(k), 403(b) or traditional retirement plans would set up myRA accounts for employees. Employees could then have no fee, Roth style individual retirement accounts. The main points: All workers may invest in the …

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