Category: Business & Economy

Even After Elections Georgia Remains Political And Economic Ground Zero

This week’s Courier Herald column: Georgia is once again the epicenter of national politics.  The vehicle of choice this time is a bill to codify changes to Georgia’s voting laws.  An objective observer would find it important to delineate the word “codify” because many of the procedures used during the 2020 elections were done outside

When Wall Street Becomes A Casino

This week’s Courier Herald column: There was an interesting story from the business and investing world that briefly spilled over into mainstream news this week.  The events that transpired not only had the ability to affect major financial markets, but as is usually the case, will have political ramifications too.  Shares of Gamestop, a struggling

Everything Isn’t Awful

This week’s Courier Herald column: 2020 has presented unique challenges that most of us wouldn’t have dreamed of a year ago.  We’ve added social unrest and a pandemic to an election year, and forced a shutdown of much of the economy in the process.  It’s not surprising that much of the news these days is

Congress Is Holding The Unemployed Hostage For Bailouts

This week’s Courier Herald column: Georgians who find themselves unemployed due to the pandemic are no longer receiving additional unemployment insurance payments due to gridlock in Washington.  That’s the nice, sanitized way that the current situation is currently being reported.  It sounds much nicer and less sinister than reporting that those hardest hit by the

Tax Bill Aims To Unwind A Decade of Prosperity

This week’s Courier Herald column: When part of a governing majority, members of the political party in charge get both credit and blame for the state of current events.  Georgia’s Republicans have run for re-election several times sharing the success stories of economic transformation in the aftermath of the great recession.  Many that have taken