The Labor Force Participation Problem

While the American left would have everyone believe that banks and investors were to blame for the 2006-2008 subprime mortgage crisis and the resulting recession (and they do share some part of the blame), it's not quite that simple.

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 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.

What’s the Federal Funds Rate Telling Us?

There are some fairly unusual things about the economy in the Trump Era, that are reminiscent, albeit opposite, of the Carter Era.

From Bad to Worse: The Post Obama America

As bad as Obama's eight year tenure may have been, the well meaning incompetence, naive mismanagement, and embarrassing diplomacy of his presidency pales next to the rolling dumpster fire of Donald Trump's moral turpitude, naked crony corporatism, and manifest legal malfeasance.

A Short Word: The Drums of Trade War

With China instituting 25% tariffs on over one hundred American made products, a trade war with China is no longer a mere hypothetical, and with Donald Trump being who he is, he is practically guaranteed to retaliate "ten times harder" (basically another way of saying he'll grossly overreact to this threat to his manhood).

Economics Speed Round: October 2016

With the election upcoming, we've no choice but to wait and see if the bubble economy bursts before or after the election.

Economics Speed Round: May 2016

A recession is still indicated by Q3 of 2016, as the economy looks to be softening under the continued weight of the Obama Administration regulatory regimen.

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