Government

Governments’ spending, taxing and borrowing, fiscal policy has a direct impact on economic activity and growth. Looking at the past and present, econlife focuses on the role of government through fiscal policy.

Street Grid Economics

More than we realize, our economic behavior in a city is shaped by the urban planning that created the shape, the length and the width of the streets.…

Do We Need Pennies?

Phasing out pennies is about much more than mostly zinc coins, carrying around too much change, and paying $2.01 for a tall coffee.…

A Close (Budget) Call

Having averted a shutdown last Friday, the Congress passed a continuing resolution that lets it fund government spending until April.…

A Happy Manufacturing Story

“Second-equals-last” is the message on Joe Max Higgins’s license plate. Called a “mega developer,” Higgins was hired to attract business to Mississippi’s Golden Tri…

China’s Very Mixed Economy

China’s social credit program is usually connected to social control. But I wonder if it’s also an economic system. Using information from “government blueprints, state-media reports…

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