Dr. Dale Funderburk http://ketr.org en Texas economy continues to shine, but concerns voiced on employee safety http://ketr.org/post/texas-economy-continues-shine-concerns-voiced-employee-safety <p>Texas A&amp;M University-Commerce economics professor Dr. Dale Funderburk says, in most respects, the Texas economy is the envy of the nation, as expressed in a recent<a href="http://www.dallasnews.com/business/databases/20140615-economic-snapshot.ece"> Dallas Morning News article,</a> but a&nbsp; <a href="http://apps.texastribune.org/hurting-for-work/">Texas Tribune article</a> expresses concerns over worker-safety regulations in the state.</p><p></p> Tue, 22 Jul 2014 11:00:00 +0000 John Mark Dempsey 56594 at http://ketr.org Texas economy continues to shine, but concerns voiced on employee safety Economic giants Smith, Keynes -- opposites in philosophy -- shared same birthday http://ketr.org/post/economic-giants-smith-keynes-opposites-philosophy-shared-same-birthday <p>Texas A&amp;M University-Commerce economics professor <a href="http://www.tamuc.edu/academics/colleges/businessEntrepreneurship/departments/economicsFinance/facultyStaff/daleFunderburk.aspx">Dr. Dale Funderburk</a> says <a href="http://www.econlib.org/library/Enc/bios/Smith.html">Adam Smith</a>, the great advocate of free markets, and <a href="http://www.econlib.org/library/Enc/bios/Keynes.html">John Maynard Keynes</a>, the father of "Keynesian economics," in which government manages the economy, still dominate economic debate today.&nbsp; Both celebrated June 5 as their birthday.</p> Fri, 06 Jun 2014 11:00:00 +0000 John Mark Dempsey 54565 at http://ketr.org Economic giants Smith, Keynes -- opposites in philosophy -- shared same birthday What's behind Toyota's move to Plano? http://ketr.org/post/whats-behind-toyotas-move-plano <p>Texas A&amp;M University-Commerce economics professor Dr. Dale Funderburk says, while Texas' central geography played a role, the state's business climate had more to do with the <a href="http://www.latimes.com/business/autos/la-fi-toyota-economy-20140502-story.html#page=1">move of Toyota's California headquarters to Plano</a>, bringing 4,000 high-paying jobs.</p> Mon, 12 May 2014 11:00:00 +0000 John Mark Dempsey 53295 at http://ketr.org What's behind Toyota's move to Plano? Do similarities to '87 foretell stock-market crash? http://ketr.org/post/do-similarities-87-foretell-stock-market-crash <p>Texas A&amp;M University-Commerce economics professor Dr. Dale Funderburk says the stories of statistical similarities in the current performance of the stock market and the weeks leading up to the <a href="http://americasmarkets.usatoday.com/2014/04/02/is-a-1987-type-market-crash-37-days-away/">catastrophic crash of 1987 </a>are noteworthy, but predicting the behavior of the market is always risky.</p><p></p> Mon, 14 Apr 2014 11:00:00 +0000 John Mark Dempsey 52017 at http://ketr.org Do similarities to '87 foretell stock-market crash? Weighing the merits of raising the minimum wage http://ketr.org/post/weighing-merits-raising-minimum-wage <p>Texas A&amp;M University-Commerce professor of<a href="http://www.tamuc.edu/academics/colleges/BusinessEntrepreneurship/departments/economicsFinance/default.aspx"> economics </a>Dr. Dale Funderburk says raising the minimum wage has the very visible effect of helping many people immediately, but the longer term effects --&nbsp;&nbsp;which he believes include fewer jobs in the economy -- are harder to see and measure.</p><p></p> Wed, 26 Feb 2014 12:00:00 +0000 John Mark Dempsey 49934 at http://ketr.org Weighing the merits of raising the minimum wage Dr. Dale Funderburk: Federal debt is not like your debt http://ketr.org/post/dr-dale-funderburk-federal-debt-not-your-debt <p>Texas A&amp;M University-Commerce economics professor and interim dean of the College of Business and Entrepreneurship Dr. Dale Funderburk says comparing federal debt to your personal debt is not an &quot;apples-to-apples&quot; comparison, because you can&#39;t print money or borrow massive amounts from foreign countries.</p> Wed, 16 Oct 2013 12:00:00 +0000 John Mark Dempsey 44219 at http://ketr.org Dr. Dale Funderburk: Federal debt is not like your debt Dr. Dale takes the pulse of the economy http://ketr.org/post/dr-dale-takes-pulse-economy <p>Texas A&amp;M University-Commerce economics professor (and interim dean of the College of Business and Entrepreneurship) Dr. Dale Funderburk visits with us on the debt ceiling, quantitative easing and other factors affecting the U.S. economy. Wed, 25 Sep 2013 12:50:51 +0000 John Mark Dempsey 43319 at http://ketr.org Dr. Dale takes the pulse of the economy