Connecting the Dots, June 2018

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Trade War Is Coming, But We Don’t Know How

June 26, 2018

We’re in a trade war. No, we’re not. Yes, we are, but it won’t be so bad.

The Dismal Science Depends on Bad Data

June 19, 2018

Those who call economics “the dismal science” are half right. It is indeed dismal (“dingy and unwelcoming”) to think about, except for dweebs like me.

How to Save Social Security

June 12, 2018

Some things you just don’t question. For American workers, Social Security is one of them. You pay into it your whole career, and you expect to get paid when you retire. No politician dares say you won’t.

To Save the Economy, Don’t Retire

June 5, 2018

The US economy is growing but corporate profits are not, according to data released last week. That’s disappointing for stockholders.