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Immigration fuels economy

In response to President Donald Trump’s moves to curb immigration, economists and pundits have spilled a lot of ink on the topic of whether...

How to slay the patent trolls

In a recent episode of HBO’s sitcom “Silicon Valley,” a lawyer tries to extort money from a struggling startup by threatening to sue it...

A warning sign for the economy?

Many economists and pundits take it on faith that weak business investment is a bad thing. It’s well-known that over the course of the...

Americans seem to like universal health care

Americans, in general, support government-provided universal health care. A Pew Research Center survey taken in January found that 60 percent say that it’s the responsibility...

Tax cuts for rich don’t boost economy

Economists who lean toward the free-market side of the ideological spectrum often say that tax cuts help the U.S. economy by encouraging people to...
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