Friday, January 18, 2019
Trump, Year Two: The Economic Record
When President Trump took office January 20, 2017, I asked "What if Trump Skeptics, Like Me, Turn Out to be Wrong? I wrote then: If ...
Thursday, January 17, 2019
How Does China's Higher GDP Translate into National Power?
Depending on what exchange rate you use for comparing GDP, China either already has a larger GDP than the US (using a purchasing power parit...
Wednesday, January 16, 2019
What Message is the Beveridge Curve Sending?
The Bureau of Labor Statistics writes : "The Beveridge Curve ... plots the job openings rate with respect to the unemployment rate....
Tuesday, January 15, 2019
The Flynn Effect (Rising IQ Scores Over Time) Reverses
The "Flynn effect" refers to a pattern observed by James Flynn, a professor at the University of Otago in New Zealand. It points o...
Monday, January 14, 2019
What if Most Americans Don't Care That Deeply about Trade?
"In fact, recent public opinion polling uniformly reveals that, first, foreign trade and globalization are generally popular, and in fa...
Friday, January 11, 2019
A Global Human Capital Index
Finding ways for people to be healthier and better-educated is both a useful goal in itself, and also an investment that increases future ec...
Wednesday, January 9, 2019
Daniel Kahneman: "People Don't Want to be Happy"
The great utilitarian philosopher Jeremy Bentham famously argued that "it is the greatest happiness of the greatest number that is the ...
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