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.

Some Sweet (Drink) News From Government

When our sugary drink consumption exceeds federal guidelines, we need to decide how much of a nudge we want from government to reduce what we drink.

Subsidies: Fueling Egyptian Turmoil

The time is 8 am. During March 2012, 200 people at a depot just west of Cairo are waiting for a truck delivery of butane cylinders. One gentleman yells, “Please, I’ve been waiting for 10 days to get my cylinder–who can…

Election Economics: Obama’s Keynesian Message

Comparing Obama/Biden and Romney/Ryan economics, people name John Maynard Keynes and Friedrich von Hayek. Having looked at Hayek several weeks ago, let’s turn to Keynes now. During 1934, with unemployment high and production low, British economist John Maynard Keynes was…

Slippery Subsidies

By Mira Korber, guest blogger, Kent Place School alumna, Yale student, and recent traveler to Buenos Aires, Argentina.  Venture down any avenue in Buenos Aires and you will certainly see tremendous lines coiling around the sidewalks as daily commuters await…

GDP Solutions

It is all about GDP.  In this article, the WSJ does a good job of explaining how each GDP component might solve our problems…or make them worse. Consumer Spending: The largest part of GDP, consumer spending has propelled recovery in…