The Economy in Context: April 2019

There are a lot of indications, not least of which the rhetoric coming out of the White House, that the economy is not as strong as has been sold.

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.

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.

The Economy in Context: December 2018

[T]he president's misbegotten policies are presently the biggest factors in the market today.

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 Economy in Context: October 2018

The current administration's economy has only outperformed the average performance of the previous administration (post recession) eight months out of the last twenty-one months, or roughly one-third of the time.

Busting 4 of Trump’s Economic Myths

[O]ne thing Trump is very good at is claiming responsibility for the things that are going right for the United States economy, but these claims don't actually hold up to any rigorous scrutiny.

Economy In Context: The March 2018 Jobs Numbers

This simply isn't good news for the Trump economy.

The Economics Quarterly: 2017Q4

By all objective measures, the economy generated fewer jobs in 2017 than the previous 3 years. This isn't political punditry, it's merely a statement of fact.

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