Connecting the Dots, October 2017

This Energy Revolution Could Shrink Your Electric Bill to Zero

October 31, 2017

Happy Halloween. Whether you’ll get a trick or a treat is hard to know in this zombified economy.

Free Trade Is Awesome, But It Has a Dark Side

October 24, 2017

If you think economics is boring, bring up “free trade” and see what happens. I guarantee sparks will fly.

Unemployment Is a Geography Lesson

October 17, 2017

According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS), the US economy is at full employment, or close to it. Yet it doesn’t feel that way for many Americans. Even if you have a secure job, you probably know people who don’t.

How to Work in Retirement and Love It

October 10, 2017

Wall Street endlessly gushes about retirement. Its TV commercials show how wonderful life will be in our golden years—when we are old, yet still healthy and wealthy enough to go hang-gliding every day.

Taxing Puerto Rico to Save US Shippers

October 3, 2017

In theory, capitalism is all about healthy competition, which makes producers deliver quality goods and services at lower prices.