Tax Rate History and the Candidates

Comparing Hillary Clinton’s, Bernie Sanders’s and Donald Trump’s individual income tax proposals with tax rate history we can judge their plans.

Can We Use Happiness to Evaluate Tobacco Legislation?

Mandated by Ronald Reagan and approved by subsequent presidents, cost-benefit analysis of federal regulation could be inaccurate for new tobacco regulation.

Election Economics: More of the Jobs Story

Here are some jobs facts that might be helpful when you listen to the candidates. During 1933, the unemployment rate was a cataclysmic 24.9%. Having entered office that year, FDR was re-elected in 1936 with unemployment still soaring but better…

Are We All Keynesians?

According to the Yardeni newsletter, in 1965, A Time Magazine cover story was titled, “The Economy, We Are All Keynesians Now”. Even Milton Friedman was quoted as saying, “We are all Keynesians now.” (which he later corrected as having been,…