Macroeconomics

The Tax on Carbon: a Good or Bad Idea?

The Tax on Carbon: a Good or Bad Idea?

Let’s say you put a tax on carbon emissions to try and help reduce greenhouse gas emissions in the US and save the planet. But how hurtful would a tax like this be on the U.S. economy?

Adios, Maduro.

Adios, Maduro.

Looting, black markets, riots, and nationwide anarchy – sounds like a nightmare, doesn’t it? Unfortunately, the situation unraveling in Venezuela is not too far off from your worst dreams. On May 2, 2017, current Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro announced he will create a ‘people’s body’ […]

Finding Dory? No, Finding Diamonds

Finding Dory? No, Finding Diamonds

Sure, “Diamonds are forever,” but is the industry? It’s not all that clear.

The Big, Bad, Bloated Fed Balance Sheet

The Big, Bad, Bloated Fed Balance Sheet

Money doesn’t grow on trees, but I guess no one told Janet that.

Will Congressional Republicans Hit Their Heads on the 2017 Debt Ceiling?

So what happens when the Treasury runs out of money this fall?

Uncle Sam Wants His Cut—Period.

Uncle Sam Wants His Cut—Period.

“The place burned down? F*ck you, pay me.” –Ray Liotta, Goodfellas

Giving the Private Sector Room to Breathe

The importance of understanding the crowding out effect of government spending

What Does the Fed Even Do?

What Does the Fed Even Do?

So You’re Telling Me the Fed Doesn’t Directly Change the Interest Rate?

The Future of Jobs

The Future of Jobs

Preparing for the disruption of the 4th industrial revolution

The Economy of North Korea

The Economy of North Korea

Maybe the best investment you’ll make… after about 50 years.