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Friday, June 29, 2018

Profits, Wages and Economic Growth

In this week's Democrat primaries, leading up to the November election, the left wing of the left wing made some disturbing progress. Senator Bernie Sanders has clearly planted his seeds from 2016, and we can expect a great deal more of the same from an increasingly stressed and fractured Democrat party. 

Friday, June 22, 2018

Supreme Court and the Welfare State

On June 21, the Supreme Court decided the case South Dakota v. Wayfair, about the authority of states to collect sales tax on internet commerce. The decision, which approved of states collecting this sales tax, is likely going to have a major impact on both state budgets and businesses selling over the internet.

Tuesday, June 12, 2018

The State of the U.S. Economy

There has been a lot of talk in media lately about how we are approaching a recession. This growth period, analysts say, is getting long in the tooth. Adding to that are predictions of a stock market adjustment. 

A recession would have serious consequences for the federal budget as well as for state budgets across the country. Therefore, it is imperative that everyone with skin in the game stays on top of the macroeconomic trends - especially those running for governor and legislature in this fall's state elections. 

Monday, June 4, 2018

Colorado Baker: It's About Property Rights

The long anticipated SCOTUS ruling in the Masterpiece Cake Shop case out of Colorado is finally out, and pundits from all walks of the public debate have pitched in. Some, like Thomson Reuters, are of the opinion that this case