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  • Fed Right, Trump Wrong

    Just-published minutes from the Fed’s July 28-29 meeting indicate that most officials saw conditions for a rate liftoff as “not yet” achieved. They may be approaching a rate-hike moment, but they’re not there yet.

  • Move at the Pace of an Injured Snail

    Move at the Pace of an Injured Snail

    Pretty much everyone in the world wants the Federal Reserve to begin its “rate liftoff.” September is the latest target date for this market consensus. But permit me one dissenting question: Are you sure?

  • Economic Debate: Kasich, Rubio, Bush Up; Trump's Protectionism a Real Downer

    Economic Debate: Kasich, Rubio, Bush Up; Trump’s Protectionism a Real Downer

    With a record 24 million people watching the GOP debate, you’d think there would have been a lot more time spent on the most important issue of the day: the economy. Look at any poll. Jobs and the economy are always at the top of the list. But there was barely a mention of this on Thursday night.

  • Donald Trump, Supply-Sider?

    Donald Trump, Supply-Sider?

    Is Donald Trump a supply-sider? In his still young presidential campaign, he has said several times that he wants to be the “jobs president.” In his announcement speech, he put it this way: “I will be the greatest jobs president that God ever created.”

  • Hillary’s Inconceivably Stupid Capital-Gains Tax Scheme

    Hillary’s Inconceivably Stupid Capital-Gains Tax Scheme

    Her “short-termism” fear will lead to long-term stagnation.

  • Jeb Bests Hillary in an American Worker Tweet-Off

    Jeb Bests Hillary in an American Worker Tweet-Off

    Jeb Bush is right and Hillary Clinton is wrong. You can probably say that about a lot of things. But in this case it’s about the need for more part-time American workers to work full-time in order to improve their own lots as well as the lot of the economy.

  • Worse Than the Supremes: Obamacare Economics Is A Taxpayer Bailout in the Cards?

    Worse Than the Supremes: Obamacare Economics Is A Taxpayer Bailout in the Cards?

    The judicial decision to uphold all of the president’s health care subsidies may be very disappointing, but the economics of Obamacare are far worse than whatever constitutional mistakes have been committed by the Supreme Court.

  • Jeb Is Right about 4 Percent Growth

    Jeb Is Right about 4 Percent Growth

    “There is not a reason in the world why we cannot grow at a rate of 4 percent a year.” That’s what Jeb Bush said when he officially announced his presidential run in Miami last week. And right off the bat, most economists trashed the idea.

  • Randy Richardson: Conservatism’s Banker

    Randy Richardson: Conservatism’s Banker

    Just as the great William F. Buckley Jr. laid the intellectual foundation for the rise of modern conservatism, philanthropist R. Randolph Richardson set down the financial foundation of the new conservative movement. But Randy Richardson, who died May 25 at the age of 89, is not a household name. He was a low-key guy who stayed out of the limelight, and he made a habit of giving credit to others. But like Buckley, he was a firm believer in a free society, free markets, and a strong defense to defeat communism. And the mark he made on the conservative movement is deep and lasting.

  • The Essential King Dollar/Low-Energy Nexus

    The Essential King Dollar/Low-Energy Nexus

    The strong May jobs report — including a 280,000 jump in nonfarm payrolls — reminds me of the big debate over the harmful effects of a strong dollar and falling oil prices. But where’s the harm? King Dollar, along with | Read More »

  • Janet Yellen's Back-to-the-'50s Interest Rates

    Janet Yellen’s Back-to-the-’50s Interest Rates

    Federal Reserve Chairwoman Janet Yellen told us recently that the target for the federal funds rate will be raised slightly later this year.

  • Will Anyone Ever Defend Banks?

    Will Anyone Ever Defend Banks?

    One of the interesting nuggets coming out of the conservative sweep in the British elections was the failure of bank-bashing by the Labour Party. Labour leader Miliband, who has since resigned, was anti-bank, anti-rich and anti-business. It failed.

  • GOP Will Lose in 2016 Without Sensible Immigration Reform

    GOP Will Lose in 2016 Without Sensible Immigration Reform

    If the GOP doesn’t put together a sensible immigration policy, it will lose the 2016 presidential election.

  • Zero Inflation Is Holding the Economy Together

    Zero Inflation Is Holding the Economy Together

    Don’t expect any miracles from the economy. But don’t expect a collapse either.

  • Petraeus Puts the Icing on Bibi's Iran Cake

    Petraeus Puts the Icing on Bibi’s Iran Cake

    Don’t just rely on Benjamin Netanyahu’s passionate advice to Congress on his way to reelection that Iran is our archenemy.

  • The dog ate my homework: Hillary's judgment problem

    The dog ate my homework: Hillary’s judgment problem

    Hillary acknowledging that it would have been better to use two email accounts is about as close to an apology from the Clintons you’ll ever get.

  • Time for a military man in the White House?

    Time for a military man in the White House?

    Imagine having a president who looks forward to the daily intelligence briefing, completely unlike Obama.

  • Republicans attacking Janet Yellen should be careful what they wish for

    Republicans attacking Janet Yellen should be careful what they wish for

    There’s an interesting backstory here.

  • What Scott Walker actually said

    What Scott Walker actually said

    Believe it or not, Walker actually spoke at some length at the dinner this past week where Rudy Giuliani charged that President Obama doesn’t love America.

  • Presidents Day musings

    Presidents Day musings

    No good American chief executive would ever allow stuff like this to go on. Let’s hope the new GOP Congress has some backbone.