Don’t assume the coming Biden Boom means a shift to rapid and sustainable growth

Generating economic growth is difficult. For most of human history, there wasn’t much of it. Now we often take it for granted. Policymakers often think too little about growth impacts when they consider raising taxes ....

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America isn’t back, It’s backing down

Joe Biden made his international debut at the virtual G7 Summit announcing with great fanfare that “America is back.” The Europeans received Biden’s feckless overture with giddy gleeful greed because Biden unequivocally stated that President ....

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What’s been the historical impact of populism on economies and political systems?

Donald Trump is gone, but his populism lives on. It’s not just that President Biden, like his predecessor, has signed a “Buy American” executive order for federal purchasing that’s meant to bolster domestic manufacturing. (Fun ....

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Despite CDC evidence, teachers unions want kids to stay at home

On Tuesday, researchers from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention published a paper in the Journal of the American Medical Association Network that summarized several studies related to reopening schools. One study referenced involved ....

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What unemployment benefits are in President Biden’s $1.9 trillion ‘American Rescue Plan’?

Even though Congress extended federal unemployment benefits through mid-March just a few weeks ago (with a “soft phaseout” through mid-April), President Biden’s proposed $1.9 trillion “American Rescue Plan” already calls for continuing and expanding those ....

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