Republicare v. Obamacare

March 23rd, 2010. Almost seven years ago health care within the United States was dramatically reformed. The Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (ACA)—otherwise known as Obamacare—became the law of the land. Democrats loved the chance to reform health care and largely loved the changes. Republicans—at least congressional members—detested the law deeming it socialism and … More Republicare v. Obamacare

2016 Economics: Clinton’s Immigration Plan

After analyzing the financial and economic implications of Donald Trump’s immigration plan, it is now reasonable to turn to Hillary Clinton’s plan. Her plan differs from Trump’s in distinct ways that could impact the economy significantly. Clinton lays out a few specific policy positions on her campaign website; analyzing hers after Trump’s will help us … More 2016 Economics: Clinton’s Immigration Plan

On Trump

Donald Trump. The man is a phenomenon. He has toyed with the idea of running for president for years, but almost no one took him seriously. He was always the real estate mogul, the Apprentice boss, and America’s billionaire. Now he truly is running for President of the United States. Not only that–he is on … More On Trump

Recession & Recovery: How America Bounced Back

September 15, 2008. I remember waking up to see the news of the beginning of what would become the worst financial crash in decades. Lehman Brothers investment bank filed for bankruptcy (1). This news would set off a downward spiral of the financial markets. Banks were going belly side up. Investors were losing thousands of … More Recession & Recovery: How America Bounced Back

Obamacare: Separating Fact from Fear

Throughout our nation’s history, Americans have had to spend large percentages of their income on essential goods and services. Essential food takes thousands out of one’s income. Rent or a mortgage takes even more. Education has become only more expensive over the decades. Health care costs have skyrocketed over time to levels far more than our … More Obamacare: Separating Fact from Fear