When did 2.1% become “good”?

In what upside down world is "below average" synonymous with "booming"?

A Short Word: The Smoke And Mirrors Economy

Trump's economy isn't any better than Obama's was.

Sorry, But Sovereignty Works Both Ways

Every other nation on the planet has exactly the same national sovereignty that the United States does...

The Economy in Context: May 2019

Is this a healthy economy?

The Economy in Context: March 2019

The only thing keeping the United States economy out of a significant recession have been low interest rates...

The Economics Quarterly: February 2019

It is obvious something is holding the economy back, but no one is dealing with the underlying problem.

Trump’s Executive Chaos

Donald Trump, unlike an actually competent business executive, is totally unable to adjust his strategy in the face of adversity.

The Economy in Context: February 2019

Trade talks with China remain a wild card that can stave off an economic slowdown in 2019, or, if things go south in trade negotiations, take the economy of both countries down with it.

No, Precious Metals Aren’t the Answer

How do you operate a national economy, let alone the global economy, on a commodity so small that an errant box fan could conceivably wipe out an individual's wealth?

A Short Word: Trump’s Fed Folly

Donald Trump whined about the Federal Reserve doing what it has to do to cut off rising inflation rates...

Gauging Trump’s Jobs Facade

The fact that so many Americans are not participating in the labor force today, a problem that exploded under Obama, so he bears responsibility, is the single largest problem facing America today, and Trump and his supporters never talk about it.

The Economy in Context: November 2018

Americans should remain skeptical of the rosy picture painted by the latest jobs report, because fundamental problems in the economy remain.

The Economics Quarterly: October 2018

There are a lot of things that look good in the last few quarters, and growth remains solid, particularly if the 3.5% preliminary GDP growth rate holds through revisions, but there are still some nagging doubts that won't go away.

The End Of The Bad Old Days

While the economy continues to churn along even into 2018, well beyond what I had predicted, two recent events indicate that the gravy train may finally be coming to a long overdue halt.

A Battle of Wits with the Unarmed

The Trumplican's argument as to why labor force participation hasn't increased? It's too hard, because Baby Boomers.

Burying the Living Wage Myth

[T]here's no more reason to believe that arbitrarily raising the minimum wage will elevate the poor to economic security than throwing them off of a building will teach them to fly.

Embracing Darkness: Corporate Socialism and The American Right

Once upon a short while ago, Republicans feigned acceptance of these principles as properly basic, but now it seems they professed these beliefs in vain.

Chasing The America That Never Was

This "great" America was a myth. A lie. A fabrication. There was nothing about America that made it "great". It was something that was missing: competition.

Piercing the Republican Propaganda

The Republican pundit class is lying right into our faces, pouring falsehoods and delusions right onto the heads of the tens of millions of Americans so desperate to believe in the infallibility of their political movement that they believe everything that they're told.

The Economics Quarterly: April 2018

The economy continues to roll ahead however isn't without blemishes.

The Economy in Context

[D]espite the bump in the stock market from the positive preliminary jobs numbers, it's important to keep in mind the greater perspective.

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