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|January 29, 2023||The 2023 ForecastThe reason for worry about a recession is the Federal Reserve’s response to high inflation.|
|September 25, 2022||Two economic lessons from the Russo-Ukrainian WarOne lesson is about public spending on services, the other about free trade.|
|April 17, 2022||Where’s Inflation and Growth Headed?We’ve only had one long period of rate increase since the early 1980s, so the consumer response is unknown.|
|March 6, 2022||We are in a Difficult and Costly ConflictThe future belongs to liberal democracies, where respect for individual rights, political freedom and the rule of law are nurtured.|
|February 27, 2022||The Cost of Russian WarStopping tyrants is less costly done early on.|
|January 2, 2022||2021 Was an Unnecessarily Horrible YearFrom political unrest to vaccination and economic woes, this year was heavy.|
|March 9, 2014||Russian Sanctions Are RiskyAdding armed conflict to a place with even a tiny whiff of ethnic tension rarely turns out well.|
Remote Work Through the Eyes of Three 20-SomethingsRemote work is here to stay.
Remote Work and Labor MarketsThere are more remote workers today than there are immigrants in the U.S.
The Amish in IndianaIt is hard not to draw similarities between the Amish and newer immigrant groups.
Subsidizing Builders Fixes the Wrong Housing ProblemRemote workers and their families can now live wherever they wish.View archives