The Economics Quarterly: 2017Q2

GDP GROWTH DATA The GDP Growth Rate for 2017 Quarter 1 was officially 1.4%, considerably below the 15-year mean, which includes the 2007-2008 recession that makes that number considerably easier to beat. The 4-year trend from 2013 through Quarter 1 of this year continues to show a downward trend, though 2013 and 2014 were the... Continue Reading →

The Economics Quarterly: 2017Q1

The economy has been moving upward since about 2015, but, from a purely political standpoint, much of this growth could be attributed to the general impression that the political winds were going to change in Washington.

Riding the Black Horse

At the very end of a long and costly war against a hated common enemy, two political factions resumed a bloody conflict that would decide the destiny of an ancient empire. On the one side were the intelligentsia: teachers, doctors, lawyers, and professionals of the nation. On the other side were¬†the common men: laborers, workers,... Continue Reading →

Economics Speed Round: November 2016

As we look toward the end of the year and the 4th Quarter, the change in political leadership could change the economic landscape, depending on how quickly the Congress and White House can enact whatever policy they plan on pushing forward.

Breaking Through the Wall

As the Chinese discovered thousands of years ago, the building of a wall, or hundreds of walls, as the case may be, does not actually prevent people from entering the country if that's what they want to do.

Natural Demand: The Frozen Cage

It is "Natural Demand" that ultimately fuels innovation and incentivizes exactly the type of risk taking that ignited the rapid growth from the late 1790's through the 1890's and early 1900's.

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