US Economy

Biden and the US Student Debt Crisis

cc Gage Skidmore, Flickr, modified,

How big of a problem is US student debt, and what can we expect the Biden administration to do about it?

COVID-19: Economic Impact Round-up (2-26-2020)

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Recounting the latest economic disruptions due to the COVID-19 outbreak.

IMF Report Sounds Alarm over Trade Wars, Global Growth

Shipping containers in Barcelona, cc Flickr David Merrett, modified,

The IMF’s latest global economic outlook picks up where it left off in April by further reducing growth projections for 2019 and 2020.

US Debt: Bomb or Overblown?

Source: Congressional Budget Office (CBO), public domain

Ignored by headlines and political debate, the US debt load continues to expand at a staggering rate.

Outlook 2019: Headwinds in Global Equity Markets


2018 ended with a rout in global equity markets, and the trend could well persist in the year to come.

FLASH: US Third Quarter GDP Beats Targets

NYSE, cc Flickr Brian Glanz, modified,

US growth numbers provided a pleasant surprise today, but a slowdown could be looming on the horizon.

Emerging Markets Report (10-25-2018)

Sao_Paulo_Stock_Exchange, cc Rafael Matsunaga, modified, Wikicommons,

A tentative recovery after a sell-off rippled through global equity markets yesterday.

Interview: Edward Alden on Automation and the Future of Work


We sit down with Edward Alden of the Council on Foreign Relations to discuss the future of employment and the US economy.

US-China Trade War: Shots Fired at ZTE as Washington Tries Reciprocity

Wilbur, cc Flickr U.S. Embassy Bangkok, Thailand, modified,

President Trump reaches for China’s own playbook on trade, with disastrous results for ZTE.

Legal Ramifications in the Self-Driving Car Era

cc Flickr Maurizio Pesce, modified,

The advent of self-driving cars will inevitably give rise to difficult legal questions.

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