Economic Analysis

The disruption turning teenagers into millionaires


August 12, 2019

For golfers it doesn’t get much bigger than The Masters.

Larry Kotlikoff on The Big Con

Thoughts from the Frontline

August 9, 2019

I have a special treat for you. I’m at Camp Kotok, the annual economics/fishing retreat in Maine. Knowing internet connectivity would be scarce here, I asked good friend Larry Kotlikoff to be your guest writer this week.

Exposing a stock market “hall of famer”


August 5, 2019

As you may have heard, the online video company made a troubling announcement...

An Opportunity in the Chaos

Thoughts from the Frontline

August 2, 2019

One reason the economy is so fascinating is the way things just… happen. Growth blossoms if everyone just follows their own incentives and nothing gets in the way. The courage, vision and passion of entrepreneurs and those who risk their money backing them is one of the most inspiring aspects of modern civilization. Adam Smith’s Invisible Hand of now tens of millions of businesses, small and large and giant, working to produce and deliver inventions, technologies and cures that help us all....

This “weird” company sells love for $2.99


July 29, 2019

How much would you pay to find true love?

Money of the Future

Thoughts from the Frontline

July 26, 2019

As I work on my book about the future, I think a lot about the ways possible events will affect our money. But I’m also thinking about something else: What kind of money will we use?

The $125 billion stock market secret


July 22, 2019

The race to build an “operating system” for cars is heating up...

Recession Rumbles

Thoughts from the Frontline

July 19, 2019

I’m often asked if recession is coming, and for quite different reasons. Some people worry about their investments. Others are worried about their employment or their kids. Political types wonder if and how recession could affect the next election.

The company disrupting your mouth


July 15, 2019

One of my most painful memories as a kid was having my braces tightened.

Ray Dalio – John Mauldin Conversation, Part 6

Thoughts from the Frontline

July 12, 2019

This is the final letter of the six-part series of my reply to Ray Dalio’s essays. Here are some links to help you wrap it all together.