How Covid-19 Affected State Tax Revenue

We can look at a snapshot of different sources of state tax revenue for 2019 and 2021 to see yet another way that Covid-19 affected us.

How the Debt Ceiling Connects 1953 and 2021

Problems with the debt ceiling connect President Eisenhower’s highway spending and President Biden’s transportation infrastructure proposals.

Where the U.S. Is Shrinking

Whether measuring the height of a mountain or the size of the GDP, we need a similar kind of statistical consistency.

Where September 7th Is Bitcoin Day

By adopting Bitcoin as legal tender, El Salvador will be the first nation to say that the cryptocurrency is a national currency.

How a House Builds the GDP

The U.S.  Census Bureau has a visualization that shows some of what we use to build a house, how much we spent (as a country), and how many jobs were created during 2018 and 2019. Let’s take a look. Housing-Related…

Renters, Landlords, and the Eviction Moratorium

The eviction moratoriums that affect renters and landlords require tradeoffs from millions of individuals and businesses.

Why Fortnite and Ferrari Became a Pair

When it comes to collaboration, Oreo and Fortnite have discovered that sometimes two brands can be better than one.

What To Do About An X-Date

If the congress does not retain a suspended debt ceiling or raise it, we would quickly see why Alexander Hamilton was right about the public credit.

The Basics of the Pandemic Recession

In a circular flow model of our market economy, the outer loop represents the money that moves around the economy while the inner circle takes us to the goods and services that those dollars pay for:   Imagining a Starbucks…

When to Worry About the Weather

Wondering about weather and climate disaster worries, we can look at how the numbers are trending for billion dollar events.