How Present and Past Social Spending Could Connect

At more than $2 trillion, the cost of the March 2020 CARES (Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security) Act was double what we spent on Social Security in 2019. As a pandemic relief package, CARES Act checks were directed toward…

Grading Global Economic Health

Last month, the World Economic Forum (WEF) published its Global Competitiveness Report. The topics are broad and the questions are varied. Based on Executive Opinion Surveys from 126 economies, the answers are supposed to provide insight about short and long…

Six Facts That We Need to Know About the Federal Debt

Hearing about a multi-trillion dollar stimulus package, we should also know six handy facts about what will happen to the federal debt.

The Country That Was Called a Serial (Debt) Deadbeat

When an emerging markets nation like Argentina has a vulnerable economy, then the pandemic lockdown can create a sovereign debt default.

Removing the Bailout Safety Net from the Greek Economy

Although the bailout of the Greek economy just ended, doubts remain about their ability to sustain their long-term debt obligations.

Six Facts: What We Need To Know About World Debt

The six facts that summarize world debt identify the big borrowers, the risky borrowers, and the criteria for deciding how much to worry.

Celebrating Alexander Hamilton’s Economic Independence

Relevant today, the timeless ideas in Alexander Hamilton’s development plan are about sovereign debt, banking, and economic growth.

Celebrating Alexander Hamilton’s Economic Independence

Focusing on the same issues we care about today, Alexander Hamilton’s development program was about sovereign debt, banking and boosting GDP.

Weekly Roundup: From Sweden’s Tax Evaders to Libya’s Safe Crackers

Ranging from a U.S. cheese glut to Taiwan’s healthcare, our weekly roundup included behavioral economics, fiscal policy and opportunity cost.

Weekly Roundup: From Aging in China to Smiling in Denmark

Our economic news summary includes social welfare and Denmark, crowdsourcing and contests, hitting the debt ceiling, aging concerns and expensive lobsters.