Tag Archives: economics

The Economics of Elections

The election is almost here, and that means it is the peak of the quadrennial tradition of predicting economic doom if one candidate or the other wins. A report published on October 21 by the Brookings Institution, for example, estimated that a Trump victory would

How the Economist Stole Christmas

Now that Thanksgiving has passed, the holiday season is in full force. In previous blog posts, I’ve considered the economic impact of various holiday events and phenomena. This year, in the spirit of trying something new, I’ve decided to flip my approach and think about