Economy (page 3)

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    New Carolina Journal Online features

    Julie Havlak reports for Carolina Journal Online on debate surrounding Medicaid expansion’s costs. John Hood’s Daily Journal focuses on the costs of uncertain economic policy.
    Mitch Kokai, September 23, 2019
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    A crossroads for Trump’s trade policy

    Thomas Duesterberg writes for National Review Online about the current state of President Trump’s trade policy. After President Trump’s nearly three years in the White House, we can begin to decipher the general outlines of a trade strategy. While moving in the right direction, making up for years…
    Mitch Kokai, September 18, 2019
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    The numbers contradict the claims about Trump

    Editors at Issues and Insights probe some of the most harmful claims made about President Trump and find them wanting. President Donald Trump’s critics have called him many things during his nearly three years in office. “Racist.” “Fascist.” “Misogynist.” “Anti-middle class.” “Anti-poor.” And so on. But if that’s…
    Mitch Kokai, September 17, 2019
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    Unintended consequences of California rent control

    Chuck DeVore writes for Forbes about the likely impact of California’s latest rent-control regime. The main reason why California’s poverty rate has remained stubbornly high—proportionately 13% higher than Mississippi’s 16.1% and 26% higher than arch-rival Texas’ 14.4%—is that California’s housing costs have remained among the highest in the…
    Mitch Kokai, September 16, 2019
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    Trade war hurts American competitiveness

    Veronique de Rugy writes for Reason.com about the unintended negative consequences of President Trump’s trade tactics. Over the course of the last year and a half, the administration has imposed tariffs on metals, along with many other intermediate and final goods. Part of the USMCA would require that…
    Mitch Kokai, September 9, 2019
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    What does an inverted yield curve mean? Well, it depends

    You may have heard news about the yield curve inverting and that it portends a recession. But what is it, and what does it mean?
    Jon Sanders, September 6, 2019
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    The Boston Fed chief questions Trump’s economic moves

    Quin Hillyer of the Washington Examiner focuses on the concerns of a top Federal Reserve banker. Compliments are in order for Eric Rosengren, president of the Federal Reserve Bank of Boston, for speaking truth to President Trump’s bluster. Trump has spent more than a year trying to browbeat…
    Mitch Kokai, September 6, 2019
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    What replaces the old institutions?

    Younger people and older working class men are the vanguard of a loss of trust in traditional institutions. They have been hardest hit by lack of opportunity and lack of human connection. Jordan Roberts has commented on the effects among Millennials. Derek Thompson at The Atlantic highlights the…
    Joseph Coletti, September 5, 2019