It’s Acadiana: Out To Lunch

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 – Life Beyond The Virus

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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What’s Going to Happen to Education, Real Estate, and Retail?

As Louisiana and parts of the rest of the country begin to re-open, there’s a question about the economy that everyone is asking: What’s going to happen to education, real estate, and retail? On this edition of Out to Lunch Louisiana we’re asking local experts in each of these areas to tell us. Retail With…

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Where To Now, Louisiana?

The journey we are on is leading us down a path that none of us have been on before. As individuals, as family members, as bosses or as employees, none of us know with any certainty what we’re doing or where we’re going. As a state we’re in the same position. On this edition of…

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The Global Economy Here at Home

As this pandemic unfolds, we’re hearing about how it’s affecting the global economy here at home. Although that might sound like an oxymoron, and “the global economy” might feel far removed from your daily life, for all three guests on this edition of Out to Lunch Louisiana, the global economy here at home is an…

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The Covid Economy : April 7th -13th

Remember the days before the Covid Economy? When you could go out to a restaurant? Or a bar? Or a music festival? In Louisiana, we have over 400 festivals every year. From the internationally renowned – like Jazz Fest in New Orleans and Festival International here in Lafayette – to unique local favorites like the…

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The Covid Economy: March 31st – April 6th

It’s the second week of Out to Lunch Acadiana’s host Christiaan Mader’s link-up with Out to Lunch New Olreans host Peter Ricchiuti and Out to Lunch Baton Rouge host Stephanie Riegel for a state-wide look at our business and financial life in Louisiana, in what has become this unprecedented Covid Economy. In Acadiana, Lafayette is…

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The Covid Economy Louisiana March 24 – 30

Out to Lunch Acadiana is linking up with Out to Lunch New Orleans and Out to Lunch Baton Rouge for a statewide examination of our businesses and personal finances as we deal with the national public health crisis that is Coronavirus in Louisiana and life in the Covid Economy. Isolated in their respective homes, Christiaan…

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