Retailers are the ones paying debit card fees, but the idea is that if the costs were lowered, retailers might then pass some of the savings along to consumers.
Though entrepreneurship is important, modern theories of firm strategy don't quite understand out how to work the entrepreneur into the standard models and analytical techniques.
The American Power Act subsidizes natural gas for the trucking industry. A well-executed green conversion for the some three million trucks on road right now would not only reduce carbon emissions but add more than half-a-million green jobs to the economy.
Americans could be owed $33 billion in unclaimed money, such as forgotten bank accounts. The money per account is usually small, but the search process has become easier with the Internet.
Americans are known for their conspicuous consumption habits. But has the urge to spend brought on some of the post-housing crisis, post-recession activism, like the 'Tea Party' movement?
The unemployment figures that came out on Friday under-report the total rate as usual. If the figures included everyone not fully employed, such as those who are a underemployed and those not looking for work, the 9.9 percent figure would increase to 17.1 percent.
As the host country of the 2010 FIFA World Cup, South Africa may be heading down a path towards long-term debt.
From both the Marxian and the classical liberal perspective, class conflict may have a strong influence in events such as the riots in Greece and the 'Tea Party' movement.
The five principles of Amish small business success that all entrepreneurs can learn from.
Historically, the private sector has produced some of society's most lasting developments. The current financial crisis could provide an excellent opportunity to revitalize civil society through decreased regulation.
Conservative economist Martin Feldstein argues that extending the Bush tax cuts for two years would provide time for a reexamination of the tax code before 2012. The Obama administration should take note.