"The Trump Effect" appears to have reversed a decade-long downward spiral in U.S. economic liberty, according to a new Heritage Foundation report."The United States has suspended its long decline in the Index rankings," Heritage reports, "raising its score for the first time in a decade. A higher score in the 'financial freedom' area, which covers banking regulations, aided in the United States improved score." Read This Newsmax Platinum Article! Get special, easy access to Newsmax Platinum reports:investigative reportsbreaking political insider news, VIP interviews from Washingtonlatest media and Hollywood scoopand thousands of articles that will keep you truly informed!Become a Newsmax Platinum Member today!Sign Up for Platinum AccessLogin … [Read more...] about US Drops to 18th on Global Economic Freedom Index
Since taking office in 2013, Governor Jay Inslee has begun laying the foundation for a clean energy economy. Yesterday Gov. Inslee previewed economic development initiatives at the Future Energy Conference in Seatac, WA (EP photo) The Governor drew a parallel to an inflection point in Washington’s energy history, 1935, when Governor Clarence Martin presided over the ceremonial first concrete pour of Columbia River Grand Coulee Dam. The controversial dam provided hydropower that ran aluminum smelters, which aided the growth of Boeing and led to an aerospace industry here. Those specialized capabilities recently attracted a manufacturing plant that will make carbon fiber bodies for BMW i3 electric vehicles. “When you think about it, one generation’s leadership created a whole new industrial concept for the state of Washington,” Inslee says. “It is up to us to decide if this is our Grand Coulee moment” Inslee wants to do more for electric vehicles than … [Read more...] about Governor Inslee Previews Plans for Washington’s Clean Energy Economic Growth
W. Andrew Tillman is a displaced Texan who teaches high school economics in Tampa, Florida. The opinions expressed in this commentary are solely those of the author. (CNN)My first day of teaching high school was September 11, 2001. My educational training taught me that, on the first day of class, I needed to set a professional tone, establish ethos and create an inviting learning environment. But there was no training to prepare me to walk students through a terrorist attack. W. Andrew Tillman I learned a lot that day. I learned about remaining calm, the difficulty of explaining terrorism to a generation unfamiliar with it, and recognizing the need to allow my students and myself time to reflect and respond to what happened. I have, unfortunately, had many opportunities since 9/11 to reflect on best practices for teaching students who may be traumatized by violence. In the wake of the tragedy last week in Parkland, Florida -- just a few hours from where I now teach … [Read more...] about Teacher: I’m supposed to transform from an economics teacher into a gun expert?
Bob Bryan, provided by Published 7:10 am, Thursday, March 1, 2018 Alex Wong/Getty Images President Donald Trump is expected to announce tariffs on imports of steel and aluminum as soon as Thursday. The move would be a concrete step toward the more protectionist trade policies the president has promised. It would most likely prompt retaliation from other countries, including China. Increased trade protectionism could result in retaliatory measures and a broader trade war. President Donald Trump is expected to announce new tariffs on imports of steel and aluminum as soon as Thursday, a move that could trigger significant economic repercussions. Recommended Video: Now Playing: White House Communications Director Hope Hicks, President Donald Trump's longest-serving aide, announced her resignation on Wednesday (February 28). Hicks, 29, has been a longtime member of the Trump family's inner circle, having served as press secretary for his presidential campaign … [Read more...] about Trump is about to make a move that could have devastating economic consequences
Greg's guest is Mark J. Perry who is concurrently a scholar at AEI and a professor of economics and finance at the University of Michigan's Flint campus. He is best known as the creator and editor of the popular economics blog Carpe Diem. They discuss Professor Perry's common sense economic assessments on topics like tolls, trade and profit margins. … [Read more...] about Greg’s Economic Guru