Blog on Economics and Policy 

January 22, 2017

With Trump’s 2016 victory in Ohio and Pennsylvania, coal and the jobs related to it have clearly become political players. While many may be sympathetic to coal miners and the risks a changing energy, market pose to those jobs, the benefits of doing away with coal are...

January 7, 2017

In country of 66 million people, 1.5 million EU immigrants (or 2.2 percent of the total population) cannot convincingly be a major factor i n the persistence of 10 percent unemployment or any other social ill. And of those EU immigrants, most come from France’s borderi...

August 10, 2016

Often graphs and figures have a curious slice or section labelled ‘other.’ When this comes to displaying how much public money is dedicated to this or that, this is more than a simple annoyance. It’s usually cause for concern; it’s sign of a lie. 

I’ve been looking...

July 15, 2016

As I went to bed last night, I read about a man in Nice killing 80 people with a truck. A truck. Who knew that 80 people could be killed by a truck. I can’t help worry about this. All of Europe can’t help it either. 

Manuel Valls, the Prime Minister of France, said that...

November 7, 2014

The New York Times, like many US newspapers, published an article today that said voters were convinced that the state of the economy was deteriorating even though the Bureau of Labor Statistics’ newly published unemployment numbers show that the unemployment rate is a...

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