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March 02, 2017
Politics has become very binary (all 1s and 0s). A person is expected to be for something or against. A policy issue is expected to either help the country or cause harm. In reality, many issues are c...
January 13, 2017
I was born with something broken in my brain that makes me enjoy economic and public policy debate. However, one current debate is irritating me. There is significant disagreement on tax policy change...
December 06, 2016
Policymakers are often under pressure to spend what is coming in the door. This is true even for the thoughtful ones. It happens at the state, county, and city levels. I have seen a lot of budgets dev...
November 14, 2016
It’s hard to read or watch an economic report without triggering a yawn. However, add a bow tie to a British economist and you can’t help but smile. This marginally comical video (link als...
October 31, 2016
I’ve seen plenty of smart things when it comes to economic matters, but I’ve also seen plenty of dumb things. Some occur at the State Capitol, some within communities, and some within indi...
October 12, 2016
The question of the week is: “How will the stock market respond if Clinton vs. Trump wins?” I believe people are overthinking the issue. The traditional approach would be to look at...