The week ahead is pretty busy but busy is good. First week of classes is always exciting for me so that is a plus. Presentation on rare earth elements and price fluctuation impacts on business models and industry structure. The big event for me is at the end of the week with a presentation on North Dakota economic conditions for the Minneapolis Fed Regional Economic Conditions Conference.Continue reading The week ahead…
So this is a bit longer, wordy post about an issue I confronted before on the radio and in other discussions. I do not think the term fiscal conservative means what people think it means.
Wow. If you thought the sacking of the Chancellor of the Excheguer after 38 days was amazing (it was) it was totally outdone by the ineptitude of the PM’s press conference.
Oil is still a key industry in North Dakota but recent output and price movements are not necessarily moving in ways we might expect. The recent global changes from OPEC still might not impact the industry going forward.
The legislative session will discuss many policy changes. Governor Burgum suggested a change in the ND individual income tax. I provide a look at data from about the last 20 years in this post.