How the Economy Affects Major Asset Classes

Asset performance patterns are not always easy to explain, even over longer time frames. For instance, stock and bond prices are positively correlated, but they are also negatively correlated at vario…

Economics of the 2016-2017 Debate Topic: U.S. Relations with China, Mixing Cooperation with Competition

There is no more important bilateral relationship than that between the United States and China. Yet the Congressional Research Service warns that ties have “become increasingly complex and often frau…

Proposed Payday Lending Rule Will Hurt Lower-Income Consumers

The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau is a federal agency created by the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act to protect consumers from “unfair, deceptive, or abusive practices…

In Defense of High Frequency Trading
Taxis versus Uber: The Regulations, the People, the Money and the Future
California’s Bag Ban: A Wealth Transfer from Customers to Big Grocers
The Disappearing Gender Pay Gap
Gold Revisited