Posts Tagged ‘Texas’

  • Attracted by lower taxes and lighter regulation, businesses are moving to Texas from states like California.

    An Offer Sriracha Cannot Refuse?

    May 3, 14 • 350 Views • No Comments

    Hearing tax incentives and “sensible” regulation, will Sriracha move from Irwindale, California to Texas? Last year, Irwindale residents complained that the local Sriracha processing plant was a “public nuisance.” Hearing that their...  [read more]

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    International Trade: The Story of a Subsidy

    May 11, 13 • 504 Views • No Comments

    Oddly, some US farm subsidies go to Brazil. Imagine a safety net when you think of a subsidy. If prices are too low, then growers get money from the federal government. During the 1930s Great Depression, the goal of subsidies was to sustain a farmer’s...  [read more]

  • Job Gains in Texas and Losses in Caifornia and Florida

    Austin and Oakland: A Tale of 2 Cities

    Dec 4, 12 • 273 Views • No Comments

    Sort of, we can “celebrate” a birthday. 5 years ago, the Great Recession began. And that takes us to Texas where they can celebrate. Among the large metropolitan areas in the US, Austin (#1), Houston (#2), San Antonio (#4) and Dallas (#7) are in...  [read more]

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    High and Low Gas Prices

    Mar 16, 12 • 291 Views • No Comments

    Why is the average price of a gallon of regular gasoline in Wyoming close to $3.36 and New York, $4.00? Location and regulation. Wyoming produces oil, it refines it, and, its taxes are among the lowest in the country. Also because of good location and less...  [read more]

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    European Ties

    Nov 14, 11 • 319 Views • No Comments

    How to picture the US/European economic partnership? You could think of Skippy Peanut Butter. Owned by Unilever, a multinational based in the UK and the Netherlands, Skippy’s peanuts are grown primarily in Georgia and Texas, shelled and sorted here, and...  [read more]