“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?
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
Most American voters today were not alive for the enactment of Social Security in 1935. The 81-year-old bill may not be known in all its intricacies and history especially to young people who probably are not thinking about retirement yet. However, most people know at least somewhat about the massive social welfare program. The legislation … More Keeping Social Security Alive
The 44th President of the United States. Barack Obama. The first black president of the country. Regardless of what the man achieved in office, his presidency made history all by itself. While that racial achievement will impact the future of this nation forever, his policies will as well. That is why it is crucial to … More 8 Years Later: Evaluating Obama’s Economy
Hillary Clinton: perhaps one of the most liked and most disliked people ever in U.S. politics. Democrats love her. Republicans despise her. As she runs for president in 2016, she is the second least liked person ever to compete for the office–only beaten out in that regard by Donald Trump, who also happens to be … More “Hill No!” or “I’m with Her!”?
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
Should the minimum wage be raised? That is the question that has been plaguing our political media for many years now. First and foremost, there is a debate over whether to raise it at all. If yes on that, the next logical debate is over to what level it should be set. $15? $12? $10.10? … More Why Raise The Wage?
The American Dream. The Land of Opportunity. Pulling yourself up by your own bootstraps. These phrases often bring to mind thoughts of love and patriotism. They altogether represent the American fondness of its own economic system: capitalism. Regardless of increasing criticisms of capitalism, Americans still love it far more than other economic systems (1). So why … More The American Dream: Reality or Just…A Dream?
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
Happy Labor Day! This is usually a day we Americans celebrate with parades and festivals. We watch as the fire trucks, policemen, and other civil groups pass by in the parade, but do we take the second to think about how they relate to this holiday? Labor and its unions have been fundamental to the … More The Importance of Labor: Past, Present, & Future