What Hath Trump Wrought

Economy By David Stockman.  |  October 22, 2019

Hey, psst… over here… you know, there’s still a Trade War going on… and the Donald is losing it. Read More

Worse Than the Cold War

Economy By Chris Scott.  |  October 22, 2019

I’ll get to a Trade War update, but first I’d like to provide some context for a conflict that’s already expanded into something larger. Read More

More “MAGA” Magic

Economy By David Stockman.  |  October 21, 2019

We debunked the Tweeter-in-Chief’s delusion that we’re experiencing the Greatest Economy Ever – and that it’s almost entirely his doing – in a week-long series back in the summer. Read More

When the Only Answer Is “Debt”

Economy By David Stockman.  |  October 18, 2019

Here’s the story of the Duopoly in two dates and two dollar figures… June 30, 2019, $16.188 trillion September 30, 2019, $16.809 trillion The difference between the dollar figures is $621 billion. Read More

Daring Huge Debt for Their Jaunty Jalopies

Economy By David Stockman.  |  October 16, 2019

The most detailed picture of the American consumer reveals there’s more “dropping” going on right now than “shopping.” That’s problematic. Read More

Trump’s Trade Tragedy

Economy By Chris Scott.  |  October 15, 2019

A few weeks ago, I explained why a potential trade truce with China would be “limited, fragile, and temporary. Read More

When “Great” Is Not Enough

Economy By David Stockman.  |  October 15, 2019

There is no “deal.” “Phase One” is more nonsense. The clear differences between the U.S. and China – beyond commerce – are well exposed. This is, as Orwell once distilled it, about “authoritarians” and “libertarians. Read More

Socialism in America

Economy By David Stockman.  |  October 14, 2019

The Elizabeth Warren Express is gaining momentum. Read More

Our Immiserating Monetary Central Planners

Economy By David Stockman.  |  October 11, 2019

The cost-benefit ratio of monetary central planning is abysmal. That’s probably the biggest general conclusion we can draw after Day One of the 2019 Irrational Economic Summit. Read More

Reckless

Economy By David Stockman.  |  October 10, 2019

As I pack up and head out for my flight to Washington D.C. Read More