Jeffrey Scharf, Santa Cruz Sentinel

Jeffrey Scharf

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Past articles by Jeffrey:

Did Super Bowl advertisers get their money’s worth?

In this week’s Everybody’s Business column, Jeffrey Scharf checks to see if Super Bowl advertisers got their money’s worth with a quiz about the commercials. → Read More

Budget deficit cut hinges on taxing more or spending less

There are only two ways to reduce the federal budget deficit: spend less or tax more. Neither option is favored by a bipartisan majority in Congress. → Read More

Crypto implosion has similar traits to Madoff operation

“Madoff: The Monster of Wall Street” is a four-part documentary streaming on Netflix. → Read More

ChatGPT program ‘speaks’ for itself

ChatGPT is a computer app specifically designed for generating human-like text in a conversational context. → Read More

Looking to a better year in 2023

The year 2022 was “annus horribilis.” Translated from Latin, it means horrible year. → Read More

Colleges promote game wagering? Bet on trouble

A new cheer is going up at college sports games. → Read More

For most part, 2022 has been a real turkey

Investors did not have much to be thankful for this Thanksgiving. The year 2022 has been a real turkey. → Read More

Crypto market walks a perilous financial line

Another day, another blow-up in the cryptocurrency market. → Read More

Inflation outpaces gains by interest rates

For the first time in years, savers can earn more than a pittance on their money. Interest rates have gone from near zero to upwards of 3% in a matter of months. → Read More

OPEC production cuts send gas prices rising

The Biden Administration is up in arms over the recent decision by OPEC+ to reduce oil production by 2 million barrels per day. → Read More

Rising mortgage rates cool housing market

The housing market is cooling noticeably. → Read More

Gaming propositions would offer little to state coffers

Propositions 26 and 27 on California’s November ballot both endeavor to make sports betting legal in California. → Read More

Student loan forgiveness isn’t the answer

With a wave of his pen, President Biden canceled an estimated $500 billion of student loan debt owed to the federal government. → Read More

‘Inflation Reduction Act’ won’t live up to its name

The just-enacted The just-enacted “Inflation Reduction Act” may be many things. But it does not reduce inflation. may be many things. But it does not reduce inflation. → Read More

Recession view in eye of the beholder

Yes, we have no recession. That’s the word from the President Biden. → Read More

Reducing federal gas tax could ease pain at pump

President Biden recently sent a tweet urging gas station owners to “bring down the price you are charging at the pump to reflect the cost you’re paying for the product.” → Read More

Housing market now navigates calm waters

Amid the daily gyrations of the stock market, the housing market appears to be an oasis of calm. → Read More

Production shortages fuel inflation

The Federal Reserve Board has two mandates. One is to maximize employment. The other is to minimize inflation. → Read More

Price of gold wallows as inflation soars

Where have all the “gold bugs” gone? → Read More

Disney feels the wrath of Florida governor

Florida Governor Rick DeSantis has an enemies list. → Read More