Category Archives: Economics

[PlanesToProfit.com] Review – Straight and Level: Practical Airline Economics

[This is a cross-post from www.planestoprofit.com] “The industry’s strategies, business models, and institutional structure all change over time as do the environments within which it operates, but its fundamental, underlying economics are more enduring.” – Stephen Holloway Summary Written as … Continue reading

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U.S. still #1 in manufacturing

Given the rhetoric, I doubt many people in the U.S. realize that we are still, by far, the world’s largest manufacturer. From the sounds of politicians and talking heads, I suspect a great many people think that China produces more. … Continue reading

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Library additions and my love-hate relationship with Half Price Books

We live in the city of Chicago because, despite all of the drawbacks, we prefer it over the suburbs.  In fact, we rather dislike the suburbs.  We like cities.  We like small towns.  We like the country.  But suburbs just … Continue reading

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