States with fewer COVID restrictions are in better financial shape

May 7, 2020

Correlation is not causation, they say, but ...

The ‘Phillips Curve,’ in the scriptures, anyway …

May 6, 2020

Some fun with text analysis, and the annual Financial Report of the U.S. Government.

March Madness still happened, just in April

April 22, 2020

Let's hope the real fiscal challenge doesn’t threaten students, and the rest of us, more than it already is.

Too-Big-To-Fail policies spread to states and cities

April 9, 2020

States and cities gain more direct access to central bank financing.

How much did employment drop last month?

April 6, 2020

The widely-followed estimate for total payroll employment fell by 701,000 jobs, a massive one-month decline that significantly exceeded analyst expectations.

‘Hard’ vs. ‘soft’ liabilities – and pandemics

March 30, 2020

How well prepared was the U.S. government for the coronavirus, financially?

What will a $2+ trillion ‘stimulus’ deal do to Uncle Sam’s fiscal gap?

March 25, 2020

Can the federal government live up to the role of the biggest insurance company in world history?

They weren’t just running on toilet paper

March 23, 2020

Some fundamental financial instruments, too.

Sniffing for clues in word counts in Uncle Sam’s financial report

March 19, 2020

Can an "unsustainable" federal government backstop America for the coronavirus?

Some lonely leaders address federal government finances

March 12, 2020

Lots of empty seats at a pretty important Senate hearing.

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