Category: Economic Trends

The Hill, Columnists | February 4, 2023

In State of the Union address, Biden will highlight his dishonest take on the economy

President Biden seemed extremely happy to take credit for the booming January jobs report, "We have created more jobs in two years than any presidential term within two years. That's…

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The Hill, Columnists | February 4, 2023

Strong pollution standards can ensure decarbonization of the power sector

President Biden made the ambitious pledge in 2021 to eliminate carbon emissions from power plants by 2035. Clean electricity is essential not only to decarbonize the power sector but to…

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The Hill, Columnists | February 4, 2023

The states that are falling behind in economic freedom

As people across the nation and indeed across the globe continue to struggle financially due to inflation, lingering coronavirus outbreaks and the effects of the Russian war on Ukraine, we…

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The Hill, Columnists | February 4, 2023

DNC approves adjusted early presidential primary schedule

The Democratic National Committee (DNC) on Saturday approved an adjusted early presidential primary state schedule, formalizing their intentions to move Iowa out of the early lineup and shake up the…

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The Hill, Columnists | February 4, 2023

What to make of the government’s strident new tone on ‘Big Tech’

We may be excused if we conclude that something may have recently changed in Washington’s attitudes toward “Big Tech”: On Jan. 11, President Biden wrote an op-ed that was just…

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The Hill, Columnists | February 4, 2023

The State of the Union and the value of ‘healthy controversy’

Words matter. Tone matters. Emotion matters. In a few days, President Biden will try to give us a sense of America’s direction in his State of the Union address to…

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The Hill, Columnists | February 4, 2023

What we learned about the US economy this past week

A recent wave of surprisingly solid economic data reveals that the U.S. economy is in a far stronger position than most economists expected. Friday’s stunning jobs report, coupled with a…

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The Arab Weekly | February 4, 2023

US seeks to impose Jordan as trade partner for Iraq

Washington is clearly hoping to help Jordan ease its economic crisis, whether through direct US aid or by urging regional partners to help.

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Nikkei Asia | February 4, 2023

Macao's casino economy woes deepen pandemic poverty

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The Hill, Columnists | February 4, 2023

On The Money — 5 takeaways from a surprisingly strong jobs report

The U.S. economy surpasses Wall Street expectations with the recent jobs report. We’ll also look at some of the hurdles House Republicans face in trying to unify as the party…

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The Hill, Columnists | February 4, 2023

‘Woke capitalism’ is simply capitalism — and it’s good for business

The backlash against so-called “woke capitalism” is fundamentally anti-capitalist. Companies that prioritize positive environmental and social impacts in addition to profit are responding rationally to the market and to a…

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The Hill, Columnists | February 4, 2023

Health Care — Dems eye another go to pass cannabis banking bill 

Did anyone have “Balloon causes international diplomatic crisis” on their 2023 bingo card?  In health news, seasonal flu levels continue to fall nationwide as the early season surge fades. But…

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Hoover Institution | February 4, 2023

The Safety Net: Central Bank Balance Sheets and Financial Crises, 1587-2020

The Safety Net: Central Bank Balance Sheets and Financial Crises, 1587-2020 LeAnn Fri, 02/03/2023 - 15:03 Abstract: This paper studies the evolution of central bank balance sheets over the past…

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The Hill, Columnists | February 4, 2023

Energy & Environment — House GOP announces anti-ESG working group

The House’s Republican majority is launching a working group to push back on environmental, social and governance investing. Meanwhile, the Treasury Department expands which electric vehicles can claim a tax…

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The Hill, Columnists | February 4, 2023

Biden to travel to Wisconsin, Florida after State of the Union address

President Biden will travel to Wisconsin and Florida in the days after he delivers the State of the Union address. The trips are part of an uptick in travel in…

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The Hill, Columnists | February 4, 2023

How the administration’s open government plan can be more

Since the Biden-Harris administration’s release of its memo calling for a more modern regulatory review process, the U.S. government has taken important steps toward improving access to the data it…

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The Hill, Columnists | February 3, 2023

Why the discovery of a Chinese balloon in US skies is such a big deal

Tensions between the U.S. and China are on the rise again after the discovery of what the Biden administration is describing as a sophisticated Chinese espionage tool flying over the…

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Nikkei Asia | February 3, 2023

Hopes for China's economic reopening buoy Asian currencies

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The Hill, Columnists | February 3, 2023

Get the most from federal energy and infrastructure dollars

Thanks to the Inflation Reduction Act (IRA), passed into law last year, millions more Americans could soon experience the thrill of accelerating from zero to 60 miles per hour in…

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The Hill, Columnists | February 3, 2023

Treasury Department expands definition of SUVs eligible for electric vehicle tax credit

The Biden administration will expand eligibility for an Inflation Reduction Act-enabled tax cut for electric vehicles, the Treasury Department announced Friday. The department has updated the classification standards used to…

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Hoover Institution | February 3, 2023

A Consumption Tax Is The Shock Our Broken System Needs

A Consumption Tax Is The Shock Our Broken System Needs Rachel Moltz Fri, 02/03/2023 - 10:30 John H. Cochrane Off Thu, 02/02/2023 - 11:39Hoover Daily Report Friday, February 3, 2023…

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The Hill, Columnists | February 3, 2023

China’s unchecked access to American investors 

China’s command economy has the capability to manipulate global reserve currencies and completely upend global trade through the dictates of the Chinese Communist Party (CCP). With over 20 percent of…

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The Hill, Columnists | February 3, 2023

Watch live: Biden, Harris deliver remarks on economic agenda

President Biden and Vice President Harris will travel to Philadelphia on Friday to highlight the progress made toward improving water infrastructure and replacing lead pipes in states across the country.…

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The Hill, Columnists | February 3, 2023

Five takeaways from an explosive January jobs report

The U.S. economy added 517,000 jobs in January, more than doubling Wall Street expectations and turning up its nose at prognosticators of an imminent recession. The unemployment rate dropped to…

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The Hill, Columnists | February 3, 2023

The Hill's 12:30 Report — Jaw-droppingly strong jobs report amid economic worries

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