In praise of Uber 2


Millennium Park was a mob scene.

My two sons and I were at the Chicago Jazz Festival soaking up some great music over the weekend. This is the second year in a row we made the trek to Chicago.

The Festival takes place at gorgeous Millennium Park in the breathtaking Jay Pritzker Pavilion. As Friday night’s music wrapped, we decided we needed more jazz and decided to go the Jazz Showcase.

Normally, this would necessitate a cab, as we had our car parked way back at our hotel.

My son told me not to worry.

“Watch this,” he said. He pulled out his iPhone.

Tap, tap, tap went his fingers.

He said, “our ride will be here in a minute.” More…

Saturday morning economics lesson Reply


By Tom Quiner

Should government be bigger or smaller?

These two approaches to governance are on the line this election cycle more than ever. President Obama has already expanded government beyond anyone’s imaginings, and has barely gotten started should he win reelection.

Republicans think government is too big and would like to slow its growth at the very least, or begin contracting it.

Which approach is correct?

The video above provides a valuable economics lesson in a very entertaining way. It is an excerpt from a movie, “I Want Your Money,” which will be released this Fall.