Comparing Covid-19 to Past Costly Disasters

Looking at the economic impact of past costly disasters can help us develop policies that target where and how Covid-19 will affect us.

How Female Voters Got More Economic Power

We can look at the impact of the19th Amendment through an economic lens to see when and how female voters increased their power.

The One Letter That Shows the Shape of the Economic Recovery

When we use the alphabet to describe an economy recovery from the coronavirus, rather than an “L” or a “V,” some economists now suggest a “K.”

What Can We Learn From a Big Mac?

About much more than just a burger, the Big Mac Index can help us compare purchasing power and the GDP in different countries.

Six Facts That We Need to Know About the Federal Debt

Hearing about a multi-trillion dollar stimulus package, we should also know six handy facts about what will happen to the federal debt.

What the CPI Is Hiding

A Consumer Price Index (CPI) that went up by just .6 percent during the past year hides a much larger increase in some grocery prices.

What the Pandemic Will Do to Social Security

A looming Social Security shortfall could happen much sooner because of pandemic spending and its impact on the birth rate.

The EU’s “Hamiltonian Moment”

When the leaders of the European Union debated a coronavirus rescue package during a five-day marathon, they wound up with a Hamiltonian agreement.

What We Need to Open a School Safely

The cost of opening schools safely becomes more of a concern when we look at the impact of the coronavirus on state finance.

Are Our Roads Really Crumbling?

Much too low, the D+ from the American Society of Civil Engineers for our transportation infrastructure needs reconsideration.