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Politics & Policy

Expansion, Year Seven

Last Friday’s employment report, like the latest GDP reading, is more bad news for bears, partisan and perpetual. Payrolls increased by 94,000 in November, led by gains in professional and ...
Politics & Policy

Blue-State Employment Blues

Bears and partisans are exuberant about the August employment report, which recorded a loss of 4,000 jobs in a labor market that employs 138 million. Employment, according to the Bureau ...
Politics & Policy

Bearish on Bonds

San Francisco Giant Barry Bonds is now only a couple of home runs away from eclipsing the career record of 755 set by Hank Aaron. Under normal circumstances, that 756th ...
Politics & Policy

A Texarkana Tax Tale

State Line Road is the boundary that separates the Arkansas and Texas sides of Texarkana, a border town that is sometimes described as “the Gateway to the American Southwest.” State ...
Politics & Policy

Cowboy-Up Economics

‘Cowboy up” is western slang for facing your problems like a man, and it applies very well to the states that are generating high rates of job creation by way ...