The Economy Inherited by Bush, Obama, and Trump

Characterized by an upswing or a plunge, the economies that George Bush, Barack Obama, and Donald Trump inherited were different.

What Presidents Added to Thanksgiving Economics

From George Washington to Abraham Lincoln and Franklin Roosevelt to George H.W. Bush, U.S. presidents have influenced Thanksgiving economics.

A Surprising Political Center

Although some find it tough to find a constantly shifting political center and others say there might not be one, we all care about the same issues.

Celebrating Alexander Hamilton and Economic Independence

When independence is about political freedom, the U.S. needed Alexander Hamilton’s development program for the economic strength that made it truly free.

Happy Birthday to a Great Father (of our economy)

When you sing happy birthday to Alexander Hamilton today, please just think of this upward sloping (logarithmic) economic growth line: Today, 257–or maybe 259–years ago (no one is positive) on the Caribbean island of Nevis, Alexander Hamilton was born. Only…

Economic Independence Day

Alexander Hamilton must have been worried. In 1790, as Secretary of the Treasury, a troubled economy had become his responsibility. He had a huge federal debt to fund, a banking sector that was distressed, and an economy to stimulate. Sound…

Should We Redesign the Dollar?

Have you ever worried that you gave someone the wrong bill–maybe a ten rather than a dollar? With US currency, it is easy to make a mistake. After all, the US dollar bill, the five, the ten, the twenty, the fifty, the…

Presidents’ Net Worth

Who was wealthier George Washington or John F. Kennedy? You’ll find the answer in a fascinating Atlantic article that describes, from Washington through Obama, presidential affluence. George Washington was very rich. Including his land, savings, inheritance, slaves, and other assets,…