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by | Sep 13, 2022

The Consumer Price Index (CPI) showed an annual rise of 8.3 percent in August. The disheartening Bureau of Labor Statistics report arrived at an inconvenient time for the Biden administration. Despite knowing in advance that the bureau planned to release…

by | Jul 21, 2022

SACRAMENTO, Calif. — In a normal state, policymakers who are facing a crisis (let alone myriad crises) would at least have the wisdom not to purposefully try to make things worse. Here in California, not so much. Gov. Gavin Newsom…

by | Jun 12, 2022

If you are among the 8 in 10 Americans who believe the economy is tanking, relax. Never mind that the consumer-price index just hit 8.6 percent. Ignore skyrocketing gas prices. Forget that the gross domestic product shrank at an annual…

by | May 27, 2022

Skyrocketing oil and gas prices are telling a more powerful story than global warming skeptics have been able to tell. And the story is that we will depend on carbon-emitting energy for much longer than most people (governments included) had…

by | May 18, 2022

Long, long before the greater American community discovered that Kamala Harris is an idiot and a zero, I published on these very pages that, other than her being Willie Brown’s arm candy with benefits, she was a Nothing. The late…

by | May 5, 2022

Politicians, the Federal Reserve, and Fed and administration apologists like to claim that the inflation we face is caused by supply constraints. This claim goes against the facts on the ground. According to the World Trade Organization, even though there…

by | Mar 30, 2022

Many people still blame today’s inflation on snags in globe-spanning supply chains. The chief proposed solution is to dismantle decades of globalization and bring production home. Some are also pushing for measures to offset inflation, including robust child subsidies and…

by | Feb 13, 2022

As has been widely reported, the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) released the latest inflation numbers last Thursday, and they were ugly. The Consumer Price Index (CPI) rose 7.5 percent during the 12-month period ending in January, its largest one-year…

by | Dec 23, 2021

“Now,” grinned the Grinch, with an evil smile. “I will stuff up the tree.” That is, until he heard the coo of sweet little Cindy-Lou Who. “Santy Claus, why?” she asked. “Why are you taking our Christmas tree? Why?” The…

by | Nov 2, 2021

As Republicans try to take back the Senate and House in 2022, they would be well advised to reprise the concept of malaise. 2021 has been a truly awful year, and it is fair to ask: “Are you better off…

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