The Boom Goes Bust: Coming Soon?

“It’s morning in America.” -President Ronald Reagan Things are looking up for Americans. Overall the domestic economy is in solid shape. Gross domestic product is steady. Jobs are growing with population growth. Unemployment and inflation are holding steadily low.  The stock market seems to hit a new record every quarter. Consumer confidence is high. Sounds … More The Boom Goes Bust: Coming Soon?

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

Reforming Immigration

Illegal immigration in the United States has become an extremely divisive and partisan issue. Tones of nationalism stem from the discussion of whether strong borders are necessary for the existence of a nation. As Donald Trump–the 2016 Republican nominee for president–has said, “If we don’t have borders, we don’t have a country.” However, beyond evaluating … More Reforming Immigration

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