Guerrilla Economics Blog

Always Look on the Bright Side of Life

Some things in life are bad, they can really make you mad, other things just make you swear and curse. When you're chewing on life's gristle, don't grumble, give a whistle, and this'll help things turn out for the best.  And...always look on the bright side of life. So go the opening lyrics to the Monty Python classic from the 1979 film Monty Python's Life of Brian.  Today’s title is in homage to … [Read more...]

Big Data and Regulations: Using Data to Impact Policy Decisions

Congress and state legislatures are being flooded with a sea of statistics, data and research. How can you get your industry's message heard above all the noise? Join economist John Dunham for a FREE 30 minute webinar on how to use economic data to educate policy makers and effectively impact policy decisions. John, an expert in tax and regulatory economics, will discuss why data is so … [Read more...]

On the Turning Away

On the turning away, from the pale and downtrodden.  And the words they say, which we won't understand. "Don't accept that what's happening, is just a case of others' suffering, or you'll find that you're joining in the turning away." It's a sin that somehow light is changing to shadow, and casting it's shroud over all we have known.  The opening lines to Pink Floyd’s 1987 album, A Momentary Lapse … [Read more...]


When I look you in the eyes, something deep inside me dies, 'cause I know you won't get better, better, better. You'd rather be right than be loved.  The only thing I've understood, nothing's ever good enough.  So opens the song Different by English singer-songwriter Robbie Williams.  America is a nation where differences are celebrated, even feted.  The Special Olympics is about to open in New … [Read more...]

I’m A Believer

I thought love was more or less a given thing, but the more I gave the less I got.  Oh yeah. What's the use in trying, all you get is pain.  When I wanted sunshine, I got rain.  And then I saw her face, now I'm a believer.  Not a trace, of doubt in my mind.  I'm in love, I'm a believer. I couldn't leave her if I tried.   These lyrics are from the 1966 Neil Diamond song by the pre-fab four, the … [Read more...]