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Happy Birthday Frederic Bastiat
Fri, May 26, 3:51 PM ET, by Bob McTeer

Fifteen years ago, I had the honor of giving the keynote address in Dax, France, ...

Todays Retail News Reel
Tue, Feb 7, 10:11 AM ET, by RetailSails.com

Here is what we are paying attention to in today's news:Time To Get Into Dollar ...

Happy Birthday Frederic Bastiat
Sun, Nov 27, 2:41 PM ET, by Bob McTeer

Fifteen years ago, I had the honor of giving the keynote address in Dax, France, ...

Todays Retail News Reel
Thu, Aug 11, 10:51 AM ET, by RetailSails.com

Here is what we are paying attention to in today's news:Time To Get Into Dollar ...

Happy Birthday Frederic Bastiat
Tue, May 31, 3:31 PM ET, by Bob McTeer

Fifteen years ago, I had the honor of giving the keynote address in Dax, France, ...

Britain Builds a Better Soda Tax
Tue, Mar 22, 4:12 PM ET, by Donald Marron

Britain will soon tax sugary drinks. Whether you love that idea or hate it, youve ...

Budgeting for Federal Lending Programs Is Still a Mess
Wed, Mar 2, 1:52 PM ET, by Donald Marron

On Monday, the Government Accountability Office (GAO) defended the current method for budgeting for federal ...

How Should We Use the Revenue from Taxing Carbon?
Tue, Feb 23, 4:52 PM ET, by Donald Marron

Adele Morris co-authored this post. A US carbon tax could raise $1 trillion or more ...

Happy 70th Anniversary to the Council of Economic Advisers
Tue, Feb 16, 7:12 PM ET, by Donald Marron

The Council of Economic Advisers celebrates its 70th anniversary this week. You can read a ...

Todays Retail News Reel
Sat, Feb 13, 9:41 AM ET, by RetailSails.com

Here is what we are paying attention to in today's news:Time To Get Into Dollar ...

What Should We Do with the Money from Taxing “Bads”?
Fri, Jan 29, 1:13 PM ET, by Donald Marron

What do indoor tanning, shopping bags, junk food, alcoholic beverages, tobacco, "gas guzzling" cars, ozone-depleting ...

November Jobs Report Seals the Deal for December Lift-Off
Tue, Dec 8, 2:42 PM ET, by Bob McTeer

The juxtaposition of last week's weak IMS Manufacturing Report and the desire of the FOMC, ...

Yesterday's Jobs Report Seals the Deal on Rate Lift-Off
Sat, Dec 5, 11:52 AM ET, by Bob McTeer

The juxtaposition of this week's weak IMS Manufacturing Report and the desire of the FOMC, ...

Should Governments Tax Products That Are Fun But Harmful?
Tue, Nov 10, 2:12 PM ET, by Donald Marron

Should you face an extra tax if you drink soda? Eat potato chips? Uncork some ...

Let the Fed Pay For Our Roads and Bridges/Heaven Forbid Users Should Pay Through Tolls and Gasoline Taxes
Thu, Nov 5, 5:11 PM ET, by Bob McTeer

Okay, the House passed a highway bill (a good thing) that included resurrecting the Import-Export ...

Audit the Fed! Oh, Wait. The Fed is Already Audited
Fri, Oct 30, 5:11 PM ET, by Bob McTeer

The Audit the Fed folks, including two in the latest Republican presidential debate, are being ...

Ben Bernanke's Memoir
Sat, Oct 24, 12:11 PM ET, by Bob McTeer

Ben Bernanke's memoir is out. It's a very thick book. ...

The Shrinking Budget Deficit and the Slower Growth of Debt
Sun, Oct 11, 4:11 PM ET, by Bob McTeer

The U.S. budget deficit for the fiscal year 2015, which ended in on September 30, ...

The Trans-Pacific Partnership: Are We Up To The Challenge?
Wed, Oct 7, 5:11 PM ET, by Bob McTeer

" What protection teaches us, is to do to ourselves in time of peace what ...

Did the Weak September Jobs Report Derail a 2015 Rate Hike?
Sat, Oct 3, 10:51 AM ET, by Bob McTeer

Probably. It wasn't just the weaker-than-expected gain of 142,000 payroll jobs in September that disappointed, ...

An Obvious Point About Fed Transparency: They Can't Signal What They Don't Know
Thu, Sep 17, 1:41 PM ET, by Bob McTeer

(I'm writing this before today's FOMC decision is announced, because my point has nothing to ...

Can Nudges Improve Government?
Wed, Sep 16, 3:32 PM ET, by Donald Marron

Behavioral "nudges" can increase college enrollment by low-income students, boost health insurance take up, encourage ...

A $15.00 Minimum Wage in New York State Would Be A Self-Inflicted Wound
Fri, Sep 11, 1:51 PM ET, by Bob McTeer

Governor Cuomo's proposal for a $15.00 minimum wage in New York is bolder than most, ...

The Employment Report - Not Bad Enough To Derail Fed Action
Fri, Sep 4, 12:11 PM ET, by Bob McTeer

Like Wagner's music, the August jobs report is better than it sounds. Not great, but ...

Todays Retail News Reel
Mon, Aug 17, 10:31 AM ET, by RetailSails.com

Here is what we are paying attention to in today's news:Time To Get Into Dollar ...

The Yuan and the Dollar
Thu, Aug 13, 5:31 PM ET, by Bob McTeer

In March 2003, I was in China making the rounds of universities, government agencies, and ...

Reflections on the Greek Tragedy
Fri, Jul 17, 3:51 PM ET, by Bob McTeer

(This was written on July 8, 2015.) In the late 1980s, I spent about 16 ...

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