Faithful readers of this column will surely know that I possess some deep libertarian tendencies.
I’ve been married now for a bit more than half of my life. One thing I’ve learned is that when my wife says I’m explaining something poorly, she’s probably right. Last week she suggested I do a better job of explaining what I mean about the rising demand for college-educated workers, and what it means for students, parents and state policymakers.
We are coming up on election season quickly, so it is again time to evaluate claims about economic policy. This isn’t a partisan process; candidates across the board tend to make claims that might trouble a close observer of the economy. I will focus on claims that might plausibly lead to counterproductive policies. I begin with the many claims about manufacturing, and its role in our economy.
The venom in the U.S. Senate primary has been surprising, especially this early. But the bigger factor is that a sitting GOP congressman has focused so intently on an opponent who might not even be on the ballot.
Indiana became a state 207 years ago. All of our governors and U.S. senators have been white guys. So have all our House speakers, Senate presidents, House Ways & Means and Senate Finance and Appropriation committee chairs.
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The United Auto Workers strike against the big three domestic automakers has some economists arguing we are entering a new wave of labor union activism.
Thanksgiving once meant a day at my Grandma Hamner’s house on Elm Street in Hope.
As a youngster, I recall asking my father what was the difference between a recession and a depression.