More Economy Articles

  • What border crisis?

    Despite the rhetoric, the "border crisis" in the Rio Grande Valley is a relatively minor one, in terms of numbers.

  • June's jobs report removes one big concern about the recovery

    Employment growth accelerated in June, suggesting that the fragile economic recovery continues despite the reported sharp contraction in the first quarter.

  • The fight in Congress that has Democrats defending big business

    In the battle to renew the Export-Import Bank, Senate Democrats are lining up behind the U.S. Chamber of Commerce, while many Republicans are in sympathy with Democratic Sen. Elizabeth Warren, the iconic foe of crony capitalism.

  • Supreme Court cracks down on the trial lawyer gold mine: Examiner Editorial

    Of all the Supreme Court opinions you've read and argued about this term, Halliburton v. Erica P. John Fund probably isn't one. But it could be vitally important to your retirement security.

  • Why Janet Yellen won't raise rates to prevent another financial bubble

    There's no financial bubble right now worrisome enough to justify raising interest rates, Federal Reserve Chairwoman Janet Yellen reasserted Wednesday.

  • Most households still not borrowing

    Six years out from the financial crisis, most Americans are still not borrowing more, despite well-qualified borrowers taking out loans.

  • Trust the free market, not crony capitalism

    There's capitalism, and then there's "crapitalism" -- crony capitalism.

  • Former economic policy director from Bush administration: 'Kill the Export-Import Bank'

    Keith Hennessey was director of the National Economic Council in George W. Bush's second term. He was also a top GOP Hill aide for years. He's no flame-throwing Tea Partier. His resume is thoroughly establishment Republican.

  • EXography: North Dakota, Texas top state economic growth since end of the Great Recession of 2008

    Last month, the U.S. Bureau of Economic Analysis released its newest annual data on each state's real gross domestic product, running through 2013. Among other things, the numbers reveal important insights into how each state fared in the period following the Great Recession — and possibly...

  • Our arrogant president

    President Obama appears to have forgotten -- or ignored -- why we have elections. One reason is to stop, or slow down, an agenda the public doesn't like. When polls began reflecting buyer's remorse about Mr. Obama in 2010, voters elected a Republican majority in the House of Representatives...

  • The truth about economic freedom and how markets work

    To believe what the president and many others say about the market's not working requires that one be grossly uninformed or dishonest.

  • One mother and daughter's journey across the border

    McALLEN, Texas — It's a journey that started near the ruins of a Mayan capital in Honduras and will end in New York City. Marleny Contreras, a 24-year-old Honduran woman, departed with her 3-year-old daughter from her hometown of Copan two weeks ago, becoming one of the thousands of Central...

  • Random observations on Sunday morning

    Chris Edwards of the Cato Institute has launched a great new tool for understanding federal spending trends since 1970. It's the "Make Your Own Spending Chart" interactive on You just check whichever federal department you want to graph and it appears on the chart...

  • A crisis, but not for the Rio Grande Valley

    McALLEN, Texas -- It might be a “humanitarian crisis” for the country, as President Obama has labeled it. But “crisis” and “emergency” are two words that local officials and businesses in the Rio Grande Valley don’t want to apply to the arrival of large number of migrant families...

  • For every winner Export-Import Bank creates, there's also a loser

    This isn't a fight between airy ideas and real-world benefits. It's a fight between outspoken beneficiaries and hidden victims. In other words, it's another fight between the politically connected and the less powerful.

From the Weekly Standard

  • No Sword, No Justice

    On Tuesday, President Obama visited the Dutch embassy in Washington to pay his respects to the victims of Malaysia Airlines Flight 17, shot down over Ukraine by forces armed and backed by Vladimir...

  • A New Disorder

    Moments of clarity often come when you least expect them. In a speech to contributors last week in Seattle, Barack Obama made the case that his presidency has made America better. In most...

  • Frozen in the Cold War

    In 1983, Barack Obama was a senior at Columbia University. He was not well known. He lived off-campus, had a few close friends, and spent a lot of time reading. He went to some meetings of the...