Archive for the ‘Politics’ Category

You know this meme about how everybody’s so pissed off about how bad the economy is? Is that right?

February 5th, 2016

I heard the POTUS’s econo-press conference today where he went off on how the economy was like an aging dude working out after eating a double-bacon-cheese burger, or something like that. Anyway, he got a question about if the job market is really improving, including wage gains like those I featured today, why aren’t people… Read more

Really, how much do presidents influence the economy?

January 12th, 2016

A commenter, after gazing at these figures, asks: how much influence do presidents really have over the economy anyway? I dove deeply into this here, riffing off of an academic paper comparing economic outcomes between terms when D’s or R’s controlled the White House. The economy grows faster under Democrats, which is good to know,… Read more