Fall 2001-Vol. 11, No.4
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A Sure Way to Building Wealth Without Paying Taxes
Section 1031 of the Internal Revenue Code provides a way an investor can avoid paying taxes on property transactions. This article is a simple explanation of this method of increasing wealth by deferring your taxes.

War Time Economy
History proves that after a crisis like September 11, 2001 we can expect the U.S. economy to not only rebound, but also become even stronger than before the tragedy.

Electricity Deregulation: California Here We Come?
A state-by-state comparison of the degree of regulation of the electric utility industry.

The Myopia of MSAs
Economic development initiatives centered on Metropolitan Statistical Area’s (MSA) may be a thing of the past. The Mid-South, a 31-county region with Memphis as its hub, is evidence of this shift in thinking.

Worker Compensation: Golden Delicious vs. Granny Smith
State-to-state comparison of worker compensation costs based on “Loss Cost”. Loss Cost represents the expected benefits that insurers pay per $100 of payroll.

Living Wage Laws Are Not Helping the Little Man
Living wage laws are the latest political development designed to keep wages high for low-wage laborers. However, organized labor seems to be benefiting the most.

The Bigger the Better: Not Yet
As containerships get bigger, ports have the daunting task of accommodating these giants of the sea. Some ports are ready, but many have a long way to go.

If You Bought It, a Truck Brought It
Total U.S. logistic expenditures exceeded $1 trillion in 2000 for the first time in history, representing 10% of U.S. Gross Domestic Product. This article includes statistics on logistic costs by category.

Strange Bedfellows: Labor Unions and Trial Lawyers
Labor unions and trial lawyers represent the top five contributors to Political Action Committees. The interesting thing is they both give the majority of their funds to democrats.