| Wednesday June 23, 2021 at 10:22 AM PDT
A recent GoBankingRates survey found that over 50% of Americans want student-loan forgiveness for everyone with any student-loan debt. Considering Democratic lawmakers are hoping President Joe Biden will keep his promise to cancel $50,000 in student debt per person, this data could certainly be used for leverage. But while the number of Americans who...Read More »
Lawrence J. McQuillan
| Thursday December 12, 2019 at 2:02 PM PST
Role modeling economic freedom and open trade are the correct policies long term, not only for the United States, but also for its neighbors and trade partners around the world.
| Thursday November 14, 2019 at 7:28 PM PST
Less than two months after acting to bail out the nation’s money markets because of a liquidity crisis that arose from a surge in U.S. government borrowing to fund its spending, Federal Reserve Chair Jerome Powell testified before the U.S. Congress that the federal government’s current course of debt-fueled spending is on an “unsustainable...Read More »
| Friday July 19, 2019 at 8:33 AM PDT
The possibilities of technology and innovation to improve people’s lives serve as helpful starting points in any conversation about the drawbacks of socialism or the merits of free enterprise.
Carl P. Close
| Thursday June 14, 2018 at 9:00 AM PDT
Whatever his latest rhetoric, Trump has helped show that—just as economists feared—the idiocy of trade protectionism is contagious.
Alvaro Vargas Llosa
| Monday April 16, 2018 at 3:12 PM PDT
Sometimes fiction offers better lessons in political economy than reality.
| Monday December 18, 2017 at 10:21 AM PST
In discussing the economy and especially economic policy, mainstream economists have been in love with optimality for a century or so.