It’s New Orleans: Out to Lunch

Pork, And Other Business

There was a time in what feels like the distant past – a few months ago – when it was more-or-less optional for a business to be a member of a business organization, like the Chamber of Commerce. But since the arrival of the pandemic and the economic disaster that’s come with it, there’s now so…

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Economics and Education

Just a few weeks ago, the idea that we’d all stop our lives on the same day and be self-imprisoned in our homes might have seemed like the implausible plot of a dystopian series you’d see on Netflix. But since it really happened, it provided us with an un-imagined opportunity. Self-reflection. Now that things are…

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The Saints, LSU, and Back To The Office

As we head toward the beginning of real Summer here in South Louisiana – you know, the day you wake up and it’s H-O-T – we might typically have vacation and hurricane season as top-of-mind issues. But this year things are different. Who knows if you’ll be able to take a vacation? With all of…

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And Now For Something Completely Different

If you’re a certain age or a fan of British comedy, you might remember the standard introduction to any number of bizarre sketches on the 1970’s TV show Monty Python’s Flying Circus was, “And now for something completely different.” On this edition of Out to Lunch we’re taking a break from unrelenting weeks of disturbing…

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Oil and The Fed

From the US perspective, there are two predictable economic pillars we have always relied on: Oil and The Fed. We look at the price and supply of oil to calibrate our economic position in the global economy, and we rely on The Fed to insure our economic security. In the past 2 months we have…

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