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September 05, 2017
The discussion has shifted from healthcare to tax reform. We can do better with our definition though. I believe in small government and low tax rates. But, I also understand that the government is sp...
July 20, 2017
Analyzing the U.S. economy gets messy. But, I find it helpful to focus on some very basic things. Catching the turning points can make or break a business or government budget. While I indeed look at ...
June 26, 2017
I’m asked this question at least a couple of times every month. My initial answer is usually: don’t do illegal stuff. Then, I elaborate. Each economic development project is different. H...
May 09, 2017
The next few weeks will include much debate about President Trump’s economic plans with a primary focus on tax cuts. The typical question will be: “So, is this good?” The typical ans...
April 11, 2017
I was asked during an interview what I thought about the performance of our state policymakers and the legislative session this year. It wasn’t the focal point of the discussion but I thought it...
March 27, 2017
It’s easy to take the generic, non-committal, lack of detail approach in economics and public policy. I especially enjoy the many people shooting from the hip and paying tribute to what makes th...