Predicting the Election

Today, let’s take a look at what three markets are saying about the U.S. presidential election. A Currency Market The Mexican peso/dollar foreign exchange market says that Mexico would not be pleased with a Trump win. During early August the peso rebounded when Trump’s…

Econlife Quiz: Do You Know Your U.S. Presidential Election Economics?

It’s always handy to sound like you know your economics. So, after taking the econlife U.S. Presidential Election Economics Quiz (below), based on the third and final debate, see if you need the following top ten list: Whatever the question,…

Election Economics: Is Anyone Worried About Entitlements?

Knowing that entitlement spending on Social Security and Medicare is soaring, the candidates have offered “free lunch economics” as their solutions.

Election Economics 2016: Some Manufacturing Insight

It’s not that we don’t manufacture anything anymore. We just need fewer manufacturing jobs because we are using more technology to increase output.

Election Economics 2016: Does Anyone Care About the Debt?

An ignored issue during the first presidential debate, the soaring federal debt would increase further if Clinton and Trump implemented their proposals.

Election Economics 2016: Why It’s Tough to Prove the Benefits of Trade

Easier to oppose free trade than support it, the candidates and many average Americans disagree with most economists who see the invisible benefits.

Election Economics 2016: Why It’s Tough to Prove the Benefits of Trade

Easier to oppose free trade than support it, the candidates and many average Americans disagree with most economists who see the invisible benefits.

Election Economics 2016: Tax Equity

Currently at 40% for estates that exceed $5.45 million, the federal estate tax is liked by neither candidate. While Hillary Clinton wants to raise it, Donald Trump says erase it. Where are we going? To equitable solutions. The Frugals and the Profligates…

Election Economics 2016: Equality or Efficiency?

With the presidential election only weeks away, it is time to return to our quadrennial series on the issues. While each Tuesday we will spotlight specific topics like the deficit and aging, I thought a philosophy definer was the right place to start. Where…

Five Ways to Look at Income Inequality

More than what we earn, income inequality can also be about age, education, race and the diversity of bugs that live in our homes.