A couple of economists look at the ‘Trump economy’ and the ‘Obama economy’

Should America avoid picking another businessperson as president? Italian economists Tito Boeri and Roberto Perotti don’t go quite that far in their new analysis “Trump, Berlusconi, and the damage by entrepreneurs to economic policy.” Rather, they ....

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Thinking about economic growth and the Biden tax plan

President Trump likes to say that Bidenomics, particularly its big proposed tax increases, will sink the economy and crash the stock market. A recent Trump tweet summed his forecast in one word: “Depression!” Whatever the ....

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The myth of stability: Why the economic ‘golden age’ of postwar America was not as golden as we remember

A currently unfashionable notion: A corporation should be run primarily for the benefit of its shareholder owners by maximizing its value. The most provocative distillation of the idea is Nobel laureate economist Milton Friedman’s famous ....

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Businesses balk at payroll tax deferral

In a recent blog post, I predicted that many businesses will decline to participate in the payroll tax deferral that President Trump announced on August 8. In the short time since that announcement, numerous business ....

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Alabama automakers adopt COVID-19 safety measures as production ramps up

Toyota, Honda, Hyundai and Mercedes-Benz all are implementing similar measures as employees return to work, including temperature checks, staggered shifts, frequent sanitizing and additional protective gear. The restart of operations at the Toyota Motor Manufacturing Alabama engine ....

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Conference coming to Alabama seeks to shape the state’s business technology future

Global leaders in business, innovation and technology will converge on Alabama’s Capital City for the inaugural Alabama Business Technology Conference – a three-day conference, trade show and professional training event April 22-24 at the Renaissance Montgomery ....

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