Econlife Quiz: The Economics of U.S. Presidential Inaugurations

One week ago, America witnessed the Inauguration of Donald Trump, the 45th President of the United States. From million dollar donors to glitzy ball gowns, no doubt a U.S. Presidential Inauguration has become both a historic and spectacular occasion. The…

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: 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…

Stock Markets and the Presidential Election

When we look at presidential election economics, stock markets indices like the Dow and the S&P 500 have been used to forecast results.

Election Economics: The Economics of Foreign Policy

Although tonight’s presidential debate is about foreign policy, perhaps the real focus is the economy. More than 200 years ago, Alexander Hamilton created the connection between economic policy and foreign policy. By funding the Revolutionary War debt, he established public credit and US borrowing…