Linda McQuaig’s Shooting the Hippo: Causes and Results of Debt

Linda McQuaig’s most recent book, “Shooting the Hippo” is about the causes and results of the debt. It is a look at both the factual causes and the arguments which are merely presented to us through the various elements of the media. McQuaig delivers an insightful overview of the extensive media coverage which has bombarded…

Alexander and Baldwin: History of (A&B)

Alexander & Baldwin, Inc. (“A&B”) is a diversified corporation with most of its operations centered in Hawaii.  It was founded in 1870 and incorporated in 1900.  Ocean transportation operations and related shoreside operations of A&B are conducted by a wholly-owned subsidiary, Matson Navigation Company, Inc.(“Matson”), and several Matson subsidiaries, all of which are headquartered in…

The Economics of the National Hockey League: Summary & Analysis

J.C.H. Jones’s article “The Economics of the National Hockey League” (1969)purpose is to explain through simple micro economics that the prime motive of professional hockey team owners is profit maximization. The owners argue that their main interest is “for the love of the game,” not the financial benefits of owning a professional sports franchise and…

Malcolm Baldrige: Secretary of Commerce & Quality Award

The Malcolm Baldrige Award is the highest most recognized quality award in the United States of America. In 1987 the U.S. Congress established the Malcolm Baldrige award program to recognize U.S. organizations for their achievements in the quality and performance excellence as a competitive edge. Its recipients, that are well known, are held on a…

How do 401(k) Plans work? What are they?

There are many economic issues facing the nation today.  While some are extremely important in determining how the economy is balanced, others are not.  Although this is true, that does not necessarily make these lesser important issues obsolete.  Take, for example, the recent issue of corporate leaders matching contributors to the 401(k) plan with company…

Fast Food Globalization

Globalization is a worldwide scale of growth, an ongoing process where economies, cultures and societies are being increasingly integrated. Today, it has become a very controversial issue. Globalization has both positive and negative effects on the world.  Positive effects include the reality that large scale companies that once only outsourced to western countries are now…