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Edwin G. Dolan holds a PhD in economics from Yale University. He has taught in the United States at Dartmouth College, the University of Chicago, George Mason University and Gettysburg College. From 1990 to 2001, he taught in Moscow, Russia, where he and his wife founded the American Institute ... more


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What Does The U.S. Manufacturing Recovery Mean For Commodities?
A new Congress has convened. Soon the battle of the budget will begin. On one side will be the advocates of stimulus, who think the economy needs help to recover fully from the damage done by the pandemic.
Bipartisan Rules To Meet The Coming Fiscal Policy Challenge
President-elect Joe Biden will face serious fiscal policy challenges as soon as he takes office.
A CBO Roadmap To Near-Universal Healthcare
The CBO has done an excellent job of laying out the options. Nearly every pending healthcare bill or think-tank proposal fits somewhere within the CBO’s four alternatives.
New Research Boosts Our Understanding Of The Effective Marginal Tax Rates For The Poor
Does the American welfare system adequately encourage the poor to achieve self-sufficiency, or is it a “poverty trap” that locks welfare beneficiaries into a lifetime of dependency?
It's Time To End The Preference And Tax Capital Gains As Ordinary Income
The United States entered the COVID-19 crisis with an unusually large budget deficit for an economy at or close to full employment.
How Household Debt Threatens The Recovery
The COVID-19 pandemic is having a disproportionate impact on the health of low-income Americans, but even those low-wage workers who avoid the disease itself are likely to suffer grave economic distress.
A Social Safety Net For An Age Of Uncertainty
The COVID-19 pandemic is turning out to be a wake-up call, not just for public health, but for economic security, as well.
The Macroeconomic Implications Of The CARES Act
In response to the economic crisis caused by the COVID-19 pandemic, Congress has just passed a $2 trillion spending package, the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act (CARES).
Quantitative Easing Alone Will Not Cure COVID-19
The Federal Reserve is the nation’s first line of defense against recession. Unlike Congress, which controls taxes and government spending, the Fed can make changes in interest rates on a moment’s notice.
The Coronavirus And The Economy: A Tutorial
COVID-19 will harm the U.S. economy.As of this writing, the effects have barely begun to show up in statistics on employment, inflation, and real output. But just how bad will the impacts be, and what, if anything, can be done about them?
Looking At Income Distribution In America
The latest data on poverty and income distribution for U.S. households shows small improvements for 2018 compared with the year before.
A Little-Noticed Inflation Indicator That Is Worth A Closer Look
As talk of a new recession grows louder, everyone is watching some favorite indicator. The yield curve, claims for unemployment, the quits rate — you name it.
Investment And Exports Explain Why The Economy Isn’t Taking Off Like A Rocket
President Donald Trump’s huge tax cut was supposed to make the economy take off “like a rocket ship.” It hasn't worked out that way...
Trends In The Distribution Of Weath Are Even Scarier Than Trends In Income
Democratic candidates are right when they say that despite moderate inflation and record low unemployment, the economy is not really working for working people.
It's Time To Phase Out Employer Sponsored Health Insurance. Here's How.
Close to half of all Americans receive health insurance through their jobs. No other major country is health care coverage tied as closely to employment as in the United States. But American-style ESHI has three major unintended consequences...
Medicare For America: A Health Care Plan That Deserves A Second Look
Last December a health care reform bill called Medicare for America was introduced but received little publicity. It deserves a closer look.
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