by | Jul 4, 2019

Presidents Trump and Xi’s decision to resume trade talks at the G20 Summit is a step in the right direction. But the “hold” on List 4 tariffs is temporary, as far as we know, and it keeps businesses guessing in…

by | Oct 23, 2018

Donald Trump blasted the Federal Reserve last week, labeling them his “biggest threat” on account of another interest rate hike in September. Since July, Trump has repeatedly jabbed at the Fed, letting Federal Reserve Board of Director Jerome Powell feel…

by | Oct 10, 2018

The most striking difference between Democrats and Republicans is not their views on #MeToo, affirmative action, or the Supreme Court. It’s how they view the economy. Republicans deplore socialism. But more than half of Democrats view socialism favorably, in a…

by | Sep 7, 2018

The Trump economy is quite the party. Stocks are soaring, jobs are easy to come by, and incomes continue to rise across the U.S. Yet, September’s IBD/TIPP poll, one of only two polls to correctly predict the 2016 election, is…

by | Sep 6, 2018

This article was written by Rod Richardson, Doug Woodring, and Scott Cassell. Due to limitations in our formatting, we include their bylines here. An estimated 8 million tons of plastic enters the ocean each year — a large number, but…

by | Aug 22, 2018

In the suburb of Houston I call home, the gig economy has made all the difference. Getting to the airport used to be a two-day logistical planning pain in the butt. Uber changed that. We didn’t have taxis. Now, neighbors…

by | Jul 25, 2018

Well, that was quick. Tariffs make everyone nervous not least of which because they don’t work, just ask Ben Stein’s econ teacher character from Ferris Bueller’s Day Off. Steel and manufacturing prices have been rising, stock market anxiety has been…

by | May 17, 2018

Nancy Pelosi recently affirmed that upon seizing the speaker’s gavel she plans to force through tax hikes. Her admission follows a memo released by Senate Democrats earlier this year calling to increase the corporate tax rate from 21 to 25…

by | Dec 20, 2017

Washington “It’s the economy stupid,” as we used to say back in the good old days. The good old days being the 1990s when the president of the United States could molest women in the White House during business hours…

by | Dec 11, 2017

“We’ve indulged in this fiction that we can build a vibrant economy by deregulating the financial sector, and cutting taxes, and putting off investments in things like infrastructure and education and our kids. But we can’t anymore. And now we…

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