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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.|
|February 27, 2022||The Cost of Russian WarStopping tyrants is less costly done early on.|
|July 12, 2020||Assault on Prosperity ContinuesThe U.S. economic loss of foreign college students would be enormous.|
|July 5, 2020||More Presidential Confusion on TradeThe Trump Administration is accelerating the trade imbalance in the quickest way possible.|
|June 28, 2020||Visa Restriction Damages EconomyThis action will shrink the US economy by almost $100 billion this year alone.|
|July 28, 2019||The Trade War Is Slowing Our EconomyEconomic performance has slowed domestically and abroad.|
|June 10, 2018||We Are on the Cusp of Relearning the Impacts of Trade WarsLet me explain briefly and plainly what trade is and what it is not.|
|May 27, 2018||The Opposite of War Is Not Peace, It Is TradeTrade forces us to move beyond benign coexistence into cooperation.|
|August 21, 2016||The Importers Benefit from TradeUnbalanced trade activity points to an unbalance in efficiency.|
|January 22, 2007||Keeping Score on Globalization "...if we are to enumerate the supposed evils of a globalized economic environment, we should list the benefits as well."|
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