Latest from Matt O'Brien
  • Perspective
63.1 percent of the benefits of indexing capital gains to inflation would go to the top 0.1 percent of households
  • Jun 28, 2019
  • Perspective
What does it even mean to be a central bank for cryptocurrencies?
  • Jun 26, 2019
  • Perspective
No, President Barack Obama, who took office in 2009, didn't cause the Great Recession, which began in 2007.
  • Jun 24, 2019
  • Perspective
The Fed is getting ready to cut interest rates with good reason.
  • Jun 20, 2019
  • Perspective
The bond market seems to be forecasting the kind of low-growth, low-interest-rate equilibrium that just doesn’t leave you with much margin for macroeconomic error — and tends to require a lot of fiscal stimulus just to make things barely work.
  • Jun 14, 2019
  • Perspective
The May jobs report was the clearest sign yet that the recovery might be in trouble.
  • Jun 7, 2019
  • Perspective
Tariffs increase prices in the short-term, but they aren't inflationary in the long-term.
  • Jun 7, 2019
  • Analysis
The Trump tax cuts will give foreign investors almost as much money this year as the bottom 60 percent of American households combined
  • May 31, 2019
  • Perspective
Trump is looking for something that doesn’t exist: loyal Republicans who like low interest rates.
  • May 29, 2019
  • Perspective
The nonsense idea that Spain’s economy doesn’t need any more help is really just an excuse not to help it.
  • May 21, 2019
LOAD MORE