Does Singapore Provide Better Health Care Than the United States?

February 23, 2015 – Singapore is an Asian country with twice the population of Chicago. The country has one of the highest GDP Per Capita measurements in the world, higher than the United States. With greater production per person tied to a smaller and more manageable sized population, Singapore is able to get the best bang for their health care buck. …

How Legislation Killed the Community Bank

February 17, 2015 – The total number of banking companies in the United States has significantly decreased in the past couple decades. At the same time, regulations on the industry have increased and legislations have become more complex. The compound effect has not been a broad drop across the sector, but rather a distinct decrease in small or single-office banks. …

Nobody Really Saw What Happened in The Super Bowl

February 9, 2015 – Some things need to be put into perspective. The Super Bowl is small potatoes compared to other sporting events outside the United States. Super Bowl Sunday is an entire day dedicated to drinking, eating, and yelling at terrible play calls. There have been petitions to make the following Monday a national holiday (read: recovery day). It’s …

Thanks A Lot, Obama?

February 2, 2015 – Mr. President is back in the nation’s good graces. Can his approval rating be tied solely to prices at the pump? This chart- with approval ratings from Gallup, over gas prices from the US Energy Information Administration, shows a strong correlation between the two data points. Be wary that the gas price axis, on the right, …