MONTPELIER, Ohio – The Montpelier Exempted Village Schools Board of Education has approved the carrying of handguns by its custodial staff.
The 5-0 vote of the board Wednesday night to allow handgun training for four custodians to be able to tote weapons at the K-12 campus at the Williams County school came after last month’s deadly shooting rampage at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Connecticut.
School officials say that having armed personnel [...]
The vast destruction wreaked by the storm surge in New York could have been prevented with a sea barrier of the type that protects major cities in Europe, some scientists and engineers say.
The multibillion-dollar price tag of such a project has been a hindrance, but may appear more palatable after the damage from Superstorm Sandy has been tallied.
‘The time has come. The city is finally going to have to face [...]
It is always a sign of desperation to ban short selling. Trying to put an artificial bottom usually backfires and we are seeing this hit in Spain. The situation is unsustainable and has taken the headlines away from Greece. Spain is a much bigger economy and they are deep in a recession with headline unemployment near 25 percent. Financial and government leaders continually attempt to solve a debt crisis with more debt. [...]
By Stacy Curtin | Daily Ticker
Nearly four years after U.S. taxpayers bailed out Wall Street, the debate over how to deal with America’s too big to fail banks rages on.
One very outspoken critic of TBTF banks has been Dallas Fed President Richard Fisher.
“The TBTF institutions that amplified and prolonged the recent financial crisis remain a hindrance to full economic recovery and to the very ideal of American capitalism,” Fisher wrote in the Dallas [...]
BY RICK ACKERMAN ON APRIL 18, 2012 1:48 AM GMT
[We have argued here before that it is lies, systematic fraud and blatant duplicity by the central banks that have kept the global economy afloat in recent years. In the essay below, a regular in theRick’s Picks forum who goes by the handle ‘Buster’ provides as succinct and elegant an explanation of this as we have seen. His thoughts were originally published in the forum, [...]
The release of February’s economic data confirmed that Chinese growth is slowing down. Consumer inflation fell to 3.2 per cent last month, the lowest since June 2010. Weaker industrial production, retail sales and export data all support the same pattern. China’s days of double digit growth are, at least for this century, probably over. The data releases following a “forecast” from outgoing premier Wen Jiabao that gross domestic production [...]
February 25, 2012
Greece will be fine. A little bureaucratic red tape is no hindrance to business. The Greek economy is merely a little light on liquidity, otherwise it would be growing like gangbusters.
As e-commerce continues to gain ground apace abroad, and even Greeks seem to be warming to the idea of Internet shopping, opening an online store based in Greece is no job for the fainthearted. “An online store is more [...]
From Economic Policy Journal:
… John Allison is the former chairman and CEO of BB&T, the nation’s 10th-largest financial holding company. He was named one of the 100 most successful CEOs by the Harvard Business Review and since 2009 has been on the Wake Forest University Schools of Business faculty as Distinguished Professor of Practice.
Allison spoke to the Trib about the Federal Reserve Board’s detrimental effect on the nation’s slow recovery from the [...]
Members of Tent City University
November 5, 2011
The Occupy Movement has already changed the debate. Whereas previously systems such as capitalism or two-party democracy were taken as unquestioned “goods”, now the very essence of our political-economy is up for mainstream discussion. In many ways, this was precisely our goal.
For too long, neoliberal doctrine reigned unchallenged. Success or failure were seen as solely the responsibility of the individual; state regulation constructed [...]
Over the past week one of the more hotly debated and market moving topics was the resurgence of speculation that China may be on the verge of a “hard landing.” To a large extent this was driven by renewed concerns that the country’s debt load, especially at the local government level, will be a substantially greater hindrance to growth and hence, concern than previously [...]