Hops and Craft Beer: Are We in a Bubble?

I didn't have a ton of time to write this week between the St. Paul Rodeo and work, so I'll give you this one I originally wrote for Sound Economics, the UPS Economics blog. A professor actually talked to me a few weeks after it came out and told me that the guy from the … Continue reading Hops and Craft Beer: Are We in a Bubble?

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Cyclical Debt: Agriculture and Interest Rates

I read this article/ blog post, which touched on the cyclical nature of most agriculture. Basically, most farmers and ranchers get all of their income in a fairly small window of time, then need to use it for the rest of the year. There aren't a lot of jobs or industries where this is such … Continue reading Cyclical Debt: Agriculture and Interest Rates