Latest from Matt O'Brien

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

What does it even mean to be a central bank for cryptocurrencies?

  • Jun 26, 2019

No, President Barack Obama, who took office in 2009, didn't cause the Great Recession, which began in 2007.

  • Jun 24, 2019

The Fed is getting ready to cut interest rates with good reason.

  • Jun 20, 2019

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

The May jobs report was the clearest sign yet that the recovery might be in trouble.

  • Jun 7, 2019

Tariffs increase prices in the short-term, but they aren't inflationary in the long-term.

  • Jun 7, 2019

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

Trump is looking for something that doesn’t exist: loyal Republicans who like low interest rates.

  • May 29, 2019

Employers appear to be doing whatever they can, whether it's forcing noncompete agreements onto workers or entering non-poaching agreements themselves, to try to maintain their bargaining power in the face of lower unemployment.

  • Jul 18, 2018
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