Connecting the Dots, September 2019

Confidence Matters and Trump’s Trade War Is Killing It

September 24, 2019

Economic growth isn’t random. It comes from individual decisions to buy, sell, or do nothing. We all make dozens every day.

Corporate CEOs and CFOs make bigger decisions, like whether thousands of people get hired or a factory gets built.

To Fix the Economy, Fix Healthcare

September 17, 2019

If you are American and you have health insurance, you probably get it from either your employer or some kind of government program. Or possibly both, if the government is your employer.

War Gaming the Trade War

September 10, 2019

People respond to incentives. So do national governments. This is foundational to both economics and geopolitics.