Rand Paul criticized Bernie Sanders for his “free college” plan Wednesday, pointing out that the money had to come from somewhere and predicting it would be from either taxpayers or the Federal Reserve. Paul then pivoted to criticize the Fed’s monetary policy,
FiveThirtyEight has put together a fantastic summary of how each issue should impact the 2016 campaign. Check it out here. On economics, Ben Casselman writes: Americans remain uneasy about the economy, even if they have become more sanguine in recent years. In a recent Wall Street
It’s greatly encouraging to see the GOP candidates focus more on one of the largest economic problems facing the United States: the Federal Reserve and monetary policy. On Tuesday night, we witnessed the GOP field address monetary reform as a key to economic
Last week, new data released by the U.S. Census Bureau showed inflation-adjusted median income slipping to $53,657 in 2014, a drop from the previous year and a 6.5 percent drop from 2007, the year before the Great Recession, when it was $57,300.
Had you tuned in to Hillary Clinton’s hour-long speech on economics yesterday in order to learn the specifics of how she intends to achieve “strong growth, fair growth and long-term growth,” you would be unsatisfied: Throughout the campaign, I’m going to be talking
In May, U.S. producers reported their largest price increases in over two years, marking an end for the brief reprieve consumers have enjoyed since late last year. Food and gas prices are spiking, according to CNBC: Last month, gasoline prices surged 17
The front page of the Drudge Report today links to an article reporting on an interview businessman Steve Wynn, founder and CEO of Wynn Resorts, gave to a local PBS station in Nevada. In it, Wynn offers a more cogent and coherent
The price of hamburger increased to a new record, $4.23 a pound, jumping 22 percent in the last year, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics. Official inflation remains low. But five years ago, a pound of ground beef was just $1.96