Politics & Policy

China’s Fed Standard

When President Bush tapped Ben Bernanke to take over at the Federal Reserve, Sen. Lindsey Graham was very generous with his praise toward the outgoing Fed chair. He told reporters, ...
Politics & Policy

A Very Bullish GDP Number

Most economists and media members were downcast after the announcement that GDP grew only 1.6 percent for the third quarter, a number that seemingly confirmed gloomy assumptions about a slowing ...
Politics & Policy

What Should the Fed Watch?

An article in Monday’s Wall Street Journal indicated that Federal Reserve officials have discussed how to communicate a numerical inflation target to the public. Aside from disparate opinions among Fed ...
Politics & Policy

Tech Booms Trump Baby Booms

The Brookings Institution’s William Frey says a growing population is needed “to maintain the youth and vitality of our labor force.” With a birthrate of 2.1 children per woman, the ...