Inflation

Unfrozen Caveman Tucker

Simple folk wisdom can be persuasive, even when pushed by an obvious phony.

The Problem With ‘Monetizing the Debt’

Just printing more money won’t solve our problems.

Some of My Big 2024 Questions

Will we avoid a recession? Will China’s recovery continue to fizzle? Is this the year for AI? And more.

How Much Would Kevin McCallister’s Shopping Trip Cost in 2023?

Contemporary comparisons tend to leave out the increase in wages.

Why ‘Dollarize’?

Argentina embraces a gimmick.

Over the River and Through the Recession

Despite the malaise, the U.S. economy continues to defy expectations.

Americans’ Grim Views of the Decent U.S. Economy Are Perfectly Understandable

High prices for food and gas and elevated interest rates are more visible than more encouraging big-picture indicators.

The Federal Reserve Hits Pause

The central bank holds interest rates steady but signals more hikes could come.

Yes, Mortgage Rates Have Gone Up During the Biden Presidency. Here’s Why.

The pandemic had something to do with it, but so did policy.

Federal Reserve Pauses Rate Hikes

Plus: A rare staff editorial.

Better Data Means Better Policy

The significance of the Census Bureau adopting a new method to measure inflation.

The Ups and Downs of Biden’s Reelection Campaign

He has the advantage of incumbency, but will that matter if voters believe he’s bad for the economy?

Three Big Strikes Against ‘Greedflation’

Rising profits and inflation aren’t a corporate conspiracy.

Falling Hemlines and Rising Inflation

Examining the accuracy of the ‘hemline index.’