How Hamilton Created U.S. Economic Independence

Through Alexander Hamilton’s Development Plan, we see a timeless strategy for achieving economic independence from credit, debt, and growth.

Celebrating the Economic Independence That Alexander Hamilton Created

Relevant today, the timeless ideas in Alexander Hamilton’s development plan are about a sovereign debt, banking, and economic growth.

Six Facts: Our Global Energy Consumption

The six facts that illustrate our global energy consumption take us to the countries, the growth rates, and the types of energy..

How We Spend Our Money

By looking at one hundred years of consumer spending history, we can see how our food, housing, and clothing reflected our growing affluence.

How Venezuela Caught an Incurable Case of Dutch Disease

From the very beginning in 1922, Venezuela’s oil industry fueled governmental decisions that created an incurable case of Dutch disease.

How Norway Avoided Dutch Disease

Avoided by Norway, Dutch disease is contracted by nations that let a commodity windfall dominate what they produce and spend.

Six Facts That Explain How China Plans to Dominate World Trade

China’s economic development and much more will be propelled if its Belt and Road Initiative sends trillions to countries in three continents.

Why Less Land Needs To Make More Food

With population growth adding almost three billion people by 2050, we need to figure out how to produce more food with less land and fewer emissions.

Throwback Thursday: When McDonald’s Went to Moscow (and Maybe Changed the World)

Contemplating the impact of the McDonald’s Moscow, journalist Thomas Friedman suggested that nations that hosted the hamburger chain won’t fight each other.

The Light Side of Economic Growth

Looking at William Nordhaus’s study of lighting history, we can see how increasingly cheaper illumination boosted our living standards.