Humor

Sustainable Development, Water Rights, and Beer: How the Free Market Can Solve Water Conflict

In the dry western United States, water rights are one of the biggest impediments to sustainable economic development, and often the cause of major conflicts between industries, companies and states. In addition, the archaic laws that protect water rights holders make it virtually impossible for streams and rivers to flow as they have for millenia,

Monsanto Patents the “No Cry BabyTM”: Inserted Rabbit Genes Eliminate Tear Duct

Monsanto today announced their latest innovation in genetic modification: a human baby that will never cry. Investors on Wall Street cheered the news, moving shares higher by 4.2% to close at $105.22 (NYSE: MON). According to the press release, the company got regulatory approval today after a 2 week public comment period closed last week. It

Puppy Love: something money can’t buy…or can it?

Love, hugs, good friends, walks in the woods….The best things in life are free, right? Well, maybe. If you’re an economist at heart, you tend to see the dollars and cents in pretty much everything. So recently when my girlfriend and I were debating the merits of moving in together, I, the incorrigible economist, pointed

Setting Achievable Green Goals at Your Company

          Thanks to our friends at Dilbert for this one. In our sometimes overzealous approach to greening our companies…a good reminder to set achievable green goals in your workplace (that don’t conflict with other goals, if possible).    

Sunday Funny… Relax

As the saying goes, “Laughter is the best medicine.” So with this little nugget in mind, every Sunday at The Inspired Economist, we will post a satirical cartoon or an item that’s just plain silly. Here’s to starting off your week with a provocative thought and a smile… One of my favorite signs from the

Sunday Funny… Happy Halloween!

As the saying goes, “Laughter is the best medicine.” So with this little nugget in mind, every Sunday at The Inspired Economist, we will post a satirical cartoon or an item that’s just plain silly. Here’s to starting off your week with a provocative thought and a smile…

Sunday Funny… Government Out of Our Lives

As the saying goes, “Laughter is the best medicine.” So with this little nugget in mind, every Sunday at The Inspired Economist, we will post a satirical cartoon or an item that’s just plain silly. Here’s to starting off your week with a provocative thought and a smile… Created by Steve Benson of The Arizona

Sunday Funny… Deficits

As the saying goes, “Laughter is the best medicine.” So with this little nugget in mind, every Sunday at The Inspired Economist, we will post a satirical cartoon or an item that’s just plain silly. Here’s to starting off your week with a provocative thought and a smile… Created by R.J. Matson, the editorial cartoonist

Sunday Funny… Stephen Colbert

As the saying goes, “Laughter is the best medicine.” So with this little nugget in mind, every Sunday at The Inspired Economist, we will post a satirical cartoon or an item that’s just plain silly. Here’s to starting off your week with a provocative thought and a smile… Created by Steve Benson of The Arizona

Sunday Funny… Agribusiness

As the saying goes, “Laughter is the best medicine.” So with this little nugget in mind, every Sunday at The Inspired Economist, we will post a satirical cartoon or an item that’s just plain silly. Here’s to starting off your week with a provocative thought and a smile… Created by John Cole of The Times-Tribune

Sunday Funny… Quran Burning

As the saying goes, “Laughter is the best medicine.” So with this little nugget in mind, every Sunday at The Inspired Economist, we will post a satirical cartoon or an item that’s just plain silly. Here’s to starting off your week with a provocative thought and a smile… Created by Randy Bish of the Tribune-Review

Sunday Funny… Happy Labor Day!

As the saying goes, “Laughter is the best medicine.” So with this little nugget in mind, every Sunday at The Inspired Economist, we will post a satirical cartoon or an item that’s just plain silly. Here’s to starting off your week with a provocative thought and a smile… Created by Jeff Parker, Florida Today

Sunday Funny… Obama’s Inheritance

As the saying goes, “Laughter is the best medicine.” So with this little nugget in mind, every Sunday at The Inspired Economist, we will post a satirical cartoon or an item that’s just plain silly. Here’s to starting off your week with a provocative thought and a smile… Created by David Horsey, political cartoonist Let’s

Sunday Funny… What Really Insults Ground Zero?

As the saying goes, “Laughter is the best medicine.” So with this little nugget in mind, every Sunday at The Inspired Economist, we will post a satirical cartoon or an item that’s just plain silly. Here’s to starting off your week on a lighter note… Created by Jimmy Margulies, cartoonist for The Record I’m surprised

Sunday Funny…No Room for Jobless Benefits

As the saying goes, “Laughter is the best medicine.” So with this little nugget in mind, every Sunday at The Inspired Economist, we will post a satirical cartoon or an item that’s just plain silly. Here’s to starting off your week on a lighter note… Created by David Horsey, political cartoonist

Buy Solar. Get a Gun. Literally.

Is this an irresponsible business strategy or brilliant marketing in disguise? What better way to get a gun-toting NRA member to go green? Give ’em a free firearm with a purchase of a 3kW+ solar system. That’s right… green power and fire power, now, go hand in hand thanks to the fine folks at Bland

How Humor Helps Us Cope with the BP Oil Spill

The world processes the Gulf Coast disaster the only way it knows how… through humor. There’s nothing funny about the oil spill in the Gulf, but a little levity every now and again doesn’t hurt. It seems we, as human beings, rely on humor to deal with tragic situations. Whether to vent our frustrations or

Interview: Santa Admits Causing Global Warming

In a report due to be released this Thursday in San Francisco, NASA scientists will reveal satellite imagery indicating that over 2 trillion tons of polar land ice has melted since 2003, we contacted the most famous polar resident to get his reaction. In the following exclusive pre-Christmas interview, Inspired Economist investigative reporter Ramsay Mameesh,

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