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Saturday, September 17, 2016

Start it at minute 33:00 for a symposium preview.

Tuesday, September 13, 2016

Lunchtime Business Symposium on the State of the Economy

October 3, 2016 @ 12 noon-1:00pm Registration begins at 11:15
Greenville Hilton
207 Greenville Blvd. SW, Greenville, NC


John Seater – Featured Speaker
Emeritus Faculty, NC State University

“Fun Facts with Economics and Elections”
A stand-up guy, Dr. Seater is much more impressed by performance than pedigree, and stubbornly adheres to the simple-minded notion that the scientific method should be applied to economics.  Listen to him at your own peril.

Richard Ericson
Microeconomist, East Carolina University

“Regulatory Predation and Systemic Economic Damage”

Randall Parker
Macroeconomist, East Carolina University

“Trump vs. Clinton Economics:  Who you got?

Open to the Public with special emphasis on inviting the Financial/Business Community of Eastern North Carolina. Please join us for a frank and open discussion of the current and future course of our economy.

$35.00 for lunch and open forum.  First confirmations get front tables.

Contact: Randall Parker, Department of Economics, ECU at

Make checks payable to: The ECU Foundation, mail to Randall Parker, ECU Dept. of Economics, Brewster A-427, Greenville, NC 27858 or call Diane Gerard at 328-9571 to pay by credit card. This is a Fund-Raising Event for Student Scholarships in the Department of Economics, East Carolina University. All funds raised are strictly for that purpose.

This event has been generously funded by a grant from the Charles Koch Foundation

Friday, September 2, 2016

Connecting the dots...or not.

It is apparently lost on young Mr. Kaepernick that while he is speaking out against oppression he is also wearing a T-shirt glorifying Fidel Castro. The contradiction means nothing to him and is evidently beyond his ken. This is pitiable. But what else to expect from someone who has equated the American flag with the Confederate flag and gone as far as to say if you do not see that then you are ignorant of history. Dear me.

Someone also indicated to me that he had a discussion about raising the minimum wage the other day. He disagreed and said it was a bad idea. The other person called him a racist. Boom, end of discussion.

Have we really come to this in this country?