Connecting the Dots, June 2019

Freight Slowdown Is a Terrible Sign for the Economy

June 25, 2019

Just as an army moves on its stomach, an economy moves on ships, trucks, and planes. They carry the goods whose purchase adds up to growth.

Trump’s Trade War Is Paralyzing Business

June 18, 2019

The way you feel about yourself affects your behavior... and the economy.

Trade War Will Trigger Inflation, Then Recession

June 4, 2019

The logic of Donald Trump’s multi-front trade war, if there is any, is increasingly obscure. The tangled mix of policies isn’t accomplishing its stated goals and seems unlikely to ever do so. Meanwhile, it hurts the Americans it should supposedly help.