Before watching the ball drop, flipping the calendar, and writing the wrong year on everything, I want to take a moment and look back on 2012. The business and economic writers at The Atlantic put together a list of what they learned about business and the economy in 2012. Drawing from the top 20 most-popular stories on Free Enterprise and other observations I put together a list of my own:
- The app economy is more than fun, games, and Angry Birds.
- Thank goodness for hydraulic fracturing, shale, and the oil and natural gas boom.
- Paul Krugman has some weird economic ideas, and it’s even weirder when some people applauded the idea of Krugman as dictator.
- People like reading about Death Stars and Twinkies—sometimes together.
- People like Bono praising entrepreneurship.
- People don’t like people who drink and tale illegal drugs on the job.
- There are some former EPA employees who really, really don’t like oil and gas companies.
- The health care law could force millions into part-time work.
- White House Press Secretary Jay Carney’s view of how the President rejected the Keystone XL pipeline is different than reality.
I wish you all a happy and healthy 2013.