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|March 26, 2023||Bank Failures Warn of Deeper Economic ProblemsDuring the Great Recession, a whopping 0.014 percent of banks were closed by the FDIC.|
|November 13, 2022||The Timing of Economic PolicyCentral planning of economic activity likely will result in wasteful, ineffective policies.|
|December 5, 2021||Some More Talk About Inflation RisksA price increase does not equate inflation.|
|August 23, 2020||What’s Up with Stocks?Prices of stocks will signal where the best investment options lie.|
|August 14, 2016||Entrepreneurship Proposal Will Strengthen INPRS and IndianaThe proposal would do three big things in the long term.|
|August 30, 2015||Quarterly Capitalism and a Tax on CapitalRequired quarterly profits reports inform investors of the state of business and so impact the price of capital, which is bought and sold in stock markets.|
|October 12, 2014||Worrying About a Stock BubbleConditions hint that we could be in for another financial crisis.|
Educational Attainment, the 21st Century Fund and the Future of SchoolingIndiana ranks 42nd in educational attainment.
Big Savings for Ending Prevailing WageMy statistical models show that repealing state prevailing wage laws save taxpayers money.
Re-Thinking Economic Development A large share of the most mobile families—perhaps half—no longer need to live near where they work.
Money Illusion and InflationPrice fluctuation could cause inflation to last longer, but it didn’t cause the inflation, it simply extends the pain.View archives