GDP

Today's GDP Number Is Not as Bad as it Sounds. But the Recovery Is Still Weak.
June 25, 2014

The shocking GDP number is the result of reduced health care spending.

That Spike in Health Care Spending May Be Here, Right on Schedule
Cue premature, unnecessary panic
April 30, 2014

Are we due for another Obamacare chill-out post? Why, yes we are.

We've Been Worrying About the Wrong Deficit
April 30, 2014

It's the trade deficit that we should be worrying about.

The Economy Isn't Looking So Good. Is It the Weather's Fault?
February 28, 2014

Analysts are chalking up the recent string of subpar economic data to the weather.

Forget the GDP. Some States Have Found a Better Way to Measure Our Progress.
February 03, 2014

Here's a tool that can actually tell us how economically secure our nation is.

Will the Sequester Start Another Recession?
Answers from actual economists from across the political spectrum
February 28, 2013

Answers from actual economists from across the political spectrum.

The U.S. Is Not Too Big To Fail
June 09, 2010

As several recent surveys make clear, concern about deficits and debt is rising sharply. An NBC/Wall Street Journal survey conducted in early May showed that the share of individuals rating “the deficit and government spending” as the top priority for the federal government to address has jumped since January from 13 to 20 percent—second only to job creation and economic growth. According to Gallup, “federal government debt” now ties with terrorism for the top spot in perceived threats to our future well-being.