| News |

Let's Be Business Brief

Keep Dallas Observer Free
I Support
  • Local
  • Community
  • Journalism
  • logo

Support the independent voice of Dallas and help keep the future of Dallas Observer free.

Some Tuesday morning odds and sods:

First, from The Wall Street Journal, this op-ed from Richard Fisher, president of the Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas, who tells the Senate to lay off his boy Ben Bernanke as he tries to re-up his position as Fed Chair. Spoiler alert: Warns Fisher, my favorite economics prof, "if Congress tampers with the independence of the Federal Reserve, it will move us toward the politicization of the central bank of the world's greatest economy, putting the U.S. on a road that leads directly to economic ruin." Is that bad? That's bad, right? ...

Here's another op-ed, this one from The New York Times: Harvard doctoral candidate Viridiana Rios decided to visit her native Mexico in order to use "mathematical models -- matrices, vectors, equations, regressions -- to understand the Mexican drug crisis," which can, apparently, be done. Serving as tour guide is her friend Alfredo Corchado, Mexico bureau chief of The Dallas Morning News and one brave man ...

On an unrelated note, GlobeSt.com analyzes the Fort Worth real estate market and concludes, well, um, "We're Not Dallas," referring to last week's real-estate round-up that concluded Dallas is plain ol' overbuilt unless you're a grocery store:

"We came into the downturn with a commercial market that was steady, but not overbuilt by any means," adds Ben Loughry, managing director of Integra Realty Resources DFW LLP. "Likewise, our occupancies dipped some, but haven't dipped to the extent that our neighbor to the east has."

Keep the Dallas Observer Free... Since we started the Dallas Observer, it has been defined as the free, independent voice of Dallas, and we would like to keep it that way. Offering our readers free access to incisive coverage of local news, food and culture. Producing stories on everything from political scandals to the hottest new bands, with gutsy reporting, stylish writing, and staffers who've won everything from the Society of Professional Journalists' Sigma Delta Chi feature-writing award to the Casey Medal for Meritorious Journalism. But with local journalism's existence under siege and advertising revenue setbacks having a larger impact, it is important now more than ever for us to rally support behind funding our local journalism. You can help by participating in our "I Support" membership program, allowing us to keep covering Dallas with no paywalls.

We use cookies to collect and analyze information on site performance and usage, and to enhance and customize content and advertisements. By clicking 'X' or continuing to use the site, you agree to allow cookies to be placed. To find out more, visit our cookies policy and our privacy policy.


Join the Observer community and help support independent local journalism in Dallas.


Join the Observer community and help support independent local journalism in Dallas.