Tag Archive: United States

The US’s Wall Problem

The problem with US immigration is actually pretty simple.  Nobody knows what the goal is.  Nobody knows what the goal is supposed to be.  Nobody knows how to get to this arbitrary standard… Continue reading

Good Trade with Kazakhstan?

We all know that President Trump isn’t a big fan of trade deficits.  That may be putting it lightly.  But today, he made an interesting statement about the economic relationship with Kazakhstan.  He… Continue reading

A middle class is gun control

Yesterday I explored the efficacy of gun control laws in preventing gun related homicides.  I used statistics from 15 metropolitan statistical areas throughout the US to suggest that strict gun regulation does not… Continue reading

When do guns break us?

The White House has said that today isn’t the day to talk about gun control.  It’s a policy issue.  That’s what they said.  And we can have policy discussions whenever we want.  Now’s… Continue reading

The new normal for U.S. jobs

Earlier today, federal reserve chairman Ben Bernanke announced that quantitative easing would continue until the national unemployment rate fell below 6.5%.  With the unemployment rate currently sitting at 7.7%, that could mean reduced… Continue reading

A deficit of capital

In the last few hours of prognostication, one thing has become painfully apparent: regardless of who wins the election, they’ll have very little political capital to work with. As poll numbers have solidified… Continue reading