Biden Warns Democracy at Stake

Is the President governing like he means it?

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Hard to Say I’m Sorry

Columnists write bad columns apologizing for bad columns.

Why is Inflation So High?

The economy, it turns out, is complicated.

Russia Sanctions Itself in Retaliation for Western Sanctions

Vladimir Putin is banning commodity exports.

Hitting Russia Where It Hurts

Sanctions are already taking a toll. But the West could do more if it had the will.

Debt Ceiling Thoughts

American exceptionalism at its worst. (Plus some history!).

Some Additional Readings on Hungary (Tab Clearing)

For anyone who might be interested.

Social Policy and Freedom

Increases in social benefits can increase freedom.

Sullivan on Biden (and a Discussion of Fiscal Policy)

On fiscal policy and historical comparisons.

Unskilled? No Problem!

Are we thinking about job training all wrong?

9/11/01, Eighteen Years Later

Eighteen years after the September 11th attacks, it’s becoming harder to remember what the world used to be like.

Epstein Death Leads To Legitimate Questions And Baseless Conspiracy Theories

Jeffrey Epstein’s death by suicide has led to many legitimate questions that should be investigated. It has also led to the rise of a number of baseless conspiracy theories.

World Economic Leaders Worry About Impact Of Trump’s Misguided Trade War

President Trump’s tariffs are having a noticeable, and negative, impact on global economies. The President doesn’t seem to care.

The True Cost of Trade Wars

The cost of Trump’s trade policies are well beyond the cost of soy beans.

Trump to Nominate Herman Cain to Fed

Nein. Nein. Nein.

Stephen Moore is a Terrible Choice for the Fed

Only the best people, dontcha know.

What’s a Freelancer, Anyway?

Labor law has not kept up with our changing economy.

About that Unit Root Thing

A decade after the Great Recession, we now have data to answer the question.

9/11 And America’s Forever War

Seventeen years ago, America was thrust into a war that seemingly has no end.

Remembering 9/11 Without Obsessing Over It

At some point, it will be time to move on.

Is the GOP Serious about Governing?

Can the GOP govern? Do they want to or know how to? (Does it matter?).

“Compassionate” Protectionism

There’s nothing compasssionate about protectionism.

So…That Stimulus

A report card for the 2009 Stimulus Bill.

Conservative Pundits Finally Seeing Sarah Palin For What She Is

Conservatives finally seem to be waking up to the truth about Sarah Palin.

Top Senate Democrat: Democrats Should Not Have Focused On Obamacare in 2009, 2010

Sen. Charles Schumer says Democrats made a mistake by concentrating on getting health care reform passed instead of on fixing the economy.

A New Gilded Age?

Thomas Piketty’s Capital in the 21st Century is making quite a splash.

The End of the Affair

To maintain growth China needs to consider its priorities.

Joyner Unfair to Krugman

A decade ago. a certain New York Times columnist was more right than your humble host.

Ezra Klein’s Meteoric Rise

How he went from Juicebox Mafia member to the most important young journalist in DC.

The Latest Crazy Solution To the Debt Ceiling: IOU’s

Welcome to the latest crazy scheme to avoid reality.

The Platinum Coin Boondoggle

Could a coin like this solve the looming debt ceiling crisis?

Fiscal Cliff Compromise

A outline of a deal both sides could live with.

Hurricane Sandy And The Broken Window Fallacy

Once again, a natural disaster has caused a common economic fallacy re resurface.

What Happened to the Wage and Productivity Link?

What happened in 1970 to decouple wages and productivity?

Romney Ad Uses Obama “I’m So In Love With You” Performance

Two liberal columnists say a recent Mitt Romney ad proves he’s out of touch—and implies that he’s running a racist stealth campaign.

All Facts Are Not Created Equal

Our psychological and cultural biases make evaluating information and arguments rationally next to impossible.

Reporters as Truth Arbiters

How far should the press go in challenging assertions by politicians?

Krugman’s Fear Mongering

Paul Krugman’s latest column, “Depression and Democracy,” is simply bizarre.

Bloomberg: Don’t Blame Banks for Mortgage Crisis

Did Congress cause the mortgage crisis by mandating loans to poor people? No.

Social Security Isn’t ‘Cash Negative’ – We Are

Social Security outlays are exceeding its income. Is that really a problem?

Economic Crisis: What Could Government Have Done Better?

With the advantage of hindsight, it’s clear that more creative strategies were needed. But they probably couldn’t have been passed.

Elizabeth Warren’s Flawed Social Contract

Elizabeth Warren has a deeply flawed view of our social contract.

Demand Crisis, Structural Crisis, or Both?

Paul Krugman seems to believe that something like the bubble economy we enjoyed until it burst in 2008 could be had again if only our leaders were sufficiently bold.