US GDP overview, Q2 2022

Well this is a weird recession, and a very mild one at that, but yes, definitely a recession at this point. When economists like myself look at recession data we generally look at the whole picture. We want to know not just “is the economy in a recession” but “why is the economy in recession”.… Continue reading US GDP overview, Q2 2022

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A more realistic Catan

I’ve been a board game geek since I learned to read and write as a child. I enjoy a large variety of games, personal favorites include Twilight Struggle, Pandemic, Chess, Go, but one of the games which I always come back to is Settlers of Catan. Catan is one of my favorite games for many… Continue reading A more realistic Catan

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No bailouts for Wall Street

Here’s the thing, I have been teaching myself how to trade for the last few years. Sometimes I win, sometimes I lose. Through this process I learn how to make more responsible and better trades. The government should not bail out irresponsible hedge funds. Brokers should not be allowed to protect irresponsible investors. It is… Continue reading No bailouts for Wall Street

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The Mercantilist Consensus

I watched Joe Biden’s speech to his nomination to be the Democratic Candidate when it was done, and the first thing I thought was how similar he was to Trump and Sanders in one aspect, which is his views on foreign trade. He made a brief comment on how he would work to save American… Continue reading The Mercantilist Consensus

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