Trade Tariffs Double: Growth Slows Down

Trade Tariffs Double: Growth Slows Down

Over the past two years, the President has doubled U.S. tariffs. Not surprisingly, trade partners have volleyed back with tariffs of their own, putting a damper on growth by nearly 2 percentage points in the third quarter, a rollback of potential growth that could...
The Impacts of A Government Shutdown Loom Large

The Impacts of A Government Shutdown Loom Large

  The federal government shutdown has significant implications for the US economy. Although short-term shutdowns have little impact, this shutdown is one of the longest in US history. US economy growth projections were already lower for the first quarter of 2019,...
Bear Market Sell-offs Promise Financial Sector Bumpy Ride

Bear Market Sell-offs Promise Financial Sector Bumpy Ride

Emma Dahl Comments Because we’ve had such a sustained growth period, it seems like investors have forgotten that at some point the market has to cool down. Even though market indicators might suggest that a cooling period isn’t coming for another year or...
Divided Congress may ensure economic stability, experts say

Divided Congress may ensure economic stability, experts say

With the U.S. Senate in Republican control and the House under Democratic leadership, experts are saying that a divided U.S. Congress may have a moderating effect on the economy, ensuring that politicians hew to a middle ground in adopting policy changes. Reforms are...
Monopolies and the rise of fascism

Monopolies and the rise of fascism

In a Nov. 11 column in the New York Times, law professor Tim Wu examines the connection between economies dominated by monopolies and cartels and the rise of fascism. As a historical example, Mr. Wu, who specializes in anti-trust law, looks at pre-World War II Germany...
Does a financial transaction tax stand a chance?

Does a financial transaction tax stand a chance?

The financial transaction tax may well be the wall flower of taxes, with so much promise in the area of tax reform yet ignored or passed over for decades by many policymakers, business leaders and economists. But all that may be about to change, as an FTT increasingly...