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Obama’s Attack on Investors


A major TV network asked me last week to comment on the “growing inequality issue between the rich and the middle class.” I said Americans are more concerned about other issues, such as jobs and ObamaCare, but the reporter insisted that inequality was THE issue of the day. President Obama is making inequality #1 issue […]

Witnessing an Experiment in Bad Economics


“We know it will improve lives. We know it will bring folks into the middle class. We know it will bring more money into the local economy.” — LA Councilman Mike Bonin I’m teaching “Modern Political Economy” this month at Chapman University, where I am a Presidential Fellow. Chapman is a leader in experimental economics. […]

The Wolf of Wall Street — Truth or Fiction?


“You know who didn’t have any bad years? Bernie Madoff — until he got caught.” — Ken Fisher The new Martin Scorsese film “The Wolf of Wall Street” is all the rage these days. I refuse to see the film (which I understand holds the world’s record for gratuitous use of the F-bomb, more than […]

My ‘Gross Output’ Statistic is Adopted by the Government


[In light of this week’s holiday, I am sharing one of my favorite recent columns with you today. This one first appeared on December 5, 2013, when I announced that the Department of Commerce’s Bureau of Economic Analysis decided to adopt the Gross Output statistic that I have championed for more than 20 years. I […]

Is America No Longer the Land of Opportunity for All?


“For extreme inequality is still on the rise — and it’s poisoning our society.”     –Paul Krugman, New York Times, September 12, 2013 I hope you all had a wonderful and a merry Christmas. During this holiday season, the media and various political pundits have made an issue about income and wealth inequality. “People are really upset […]

The FED Turns 100 — Shall We Celebrate or Mourn?


“The Federal Reserve has a great reputation but a lousy record.” — Milton Friedman Next Monday, on December 23, 2013, we observe the 100th anniversary of the Federal Reserve Act. Yesterday, I happened to be driving down to Florida to my winter home and stopped by Jekyll Island to commemorate the founding of the Federal […]

365 Ways to Get Rich — Here’s My Favorite


I’m celebrating Christmas early — I have a major article on page 50 of this week’s Forbes magazine (circulation 1 million). You can read it here. It makes the case for a new pro-business, pro-growth national statistic, Gross Output, which the Feds will be releasing in the spring 2014 along with GDP. Check it out. […]

Making History: The Feds Adopt My Macro Model with New ‘GDP Plus’ Statistic


“Gross Output provides an important new perspective on the economy; and one that is closer to the way many businesses see themselves.” — Steve Landefeld, director, Bureau of Economic Analysis, U.S. Department of Commerce I’m getting great response to my Forbes.com article announcing a new supply-side “Austrian” macro statistic, Gross Output (GO), that the federal […]

Getting Free Food is a SNAP


“Enter into his gates with thanksgiving, and into his courts with praise: be thankful unto him, and bless his name.” – “The Thanksgiving Psalm,” Psalm 100:4 Today is Thanksgiving, a great American tradition started by the Pilgrims and officially established by Abraham Lincoln as a national holiday. It’s one of my favorite holidays — a […]

J. P. Morgan Becomes the Whipping Boy of Washington


“You can’t pick cherries with your back to the tree.” — J. P. Morgan I’ve always been a big fan of J. P. Morgan, the country’s largest investment bank, since it was established by the grand old man. When visitors come to New York, I often take them down to 23 Wall Street and point […]

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