"Economics" Blogs & Blog Posts

Real Reform - The Robin Smith InstituteReal Reform - The Robin Smith Institute

Swapping out rent seeking for wealth creation

 
Unfashionably EconomicUnfashionably Economic

Random thoughts from a Ph.D economics student, covering current events and ...

 
Mark WadsworthMark Wadsworth

Economics and cow attacks.

 
Strange DaysStrange Days

Politics, Middle East, Cultural Theory, and Philosophical Ramblings

 
Public Debts for Vested Interest PaymentsPublic Debts for Vested Interest Payments

An analysis of the national debt as the most heinous mechanism inflicted on...

 
Paul KrugmanPaul Krugman

Nobel Prize winner for economics

 
Enforcement of Bank of England Act 1694Enforcement of Bank of England Act 1694

This blog attempts to act as magnet for 'us the people' in the fa...

 


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Writing in The Journal of Health Economics, three economists claim (Sci Hub mirror) that "a one standard deviation reduction in daily stock market returns is associated with a 0.6% increase in fatal car accidents that happen after the stock market op...

I'm a Baby Boomer. I think my generation was a lucky one. We were born and raised at a time when the nation was doing well -- and offered us opportunities that previous generations didn't have. Most of us thought our children and grandchildren would...

I have discussed many times on this blog about the failure and unfairness of Republican economic policies. This chart (from The Intellectualist) vividly demonstrates that.The left side of the chart shows the growth of income among the quintiles of th...

Student debt has ballooned in the last decade, and now surpasses both auto loan and credit card debt (see the chart above). This is because college costs have risen and many students cannot attend college now without going into debt. The problem is t...

This chart, from the Economic Policy Institute, illustrates how unfair Republican economic policy has been to most of America. The bottom 90% of Americans have seen their wages grow by only 23.9% since 1979 (after the GOP seized power in 1980 and cha...

Bernie Sanders commissioned the Government Accountability Office to study the consequences of the high degree of indebtedness borne by Millennials; the GAO's report concludes that Millennials dreams are being "crushed" by debts -- primarily student l...

Modern Monetary Theory (MMT) (previously) is an alternative to neoclassical economics that holds that sovereign states that issue their own currency can't default on debts denominated in that currency (if you are the sole source of Canadian dollars a...