Rethinking the Nobel Prize in economics

William Arsn

Each year around this time, economists patiently await the announcement of who will win the highest honor bestowed in the profession. This is the Nobel Prize in economics, and the countdown to October 12 has begun. Considering the prestige associated with the prize, it’s worth asking why it exists and what value […]

IBD/TIPP Poll Shows 22.7{5667a53774e7bc9e4190cccc01624aae270829869c681dac1da167613dca7d05} Increase in Economic Optimism; Index Returns to Positive Territory for the First Time Since March

William Arsn

Presidential Leadership Index and National Outlook Index rise by double digits across every component The IBD/TIPP Economic Optimism Index, a leading national poll on consumer confidence, revealed dramatic increases in positive sentiment this month, rising from 45.0 to 55.2 (22.7{5667a53774e7bc9e4190cccc01624aae270829869c681dac1da167613dca7d05}) overall. This brings the index back into positive territory for […]

Data Sends Mixed Signals About Holiday Spending

William Arsn

Share Tweet Share Share Share Print Email Hopes for fresh signs of strength heading into the holiday shopping season were crimped Thursday (Oct. 1) after the first major data report of the fourth quarter showed a continuation of America’s recent economic woes. New figures from the Bureau of Economic Analysis […]

It’s time to make Ohio a leader in clean energy

William Arsn

Each presidential election, we are reminded of Ohio’s reputation as a bellwether state in national politics. No doubt we will be hearing the phrase “As Ohio goes, so goes the nation” reprised in the coming weeks, as Cleveland hosts the first presidential debate of 2020 and the candidates continue to […]

Wildfires intensify economic pain in the West

William Arsn

(AP) — The fires consuming the forests of California and Oregon and darkening the skies over San Francisco and Portland are also damaging a regional economy already singed by the coronavirus outbreak. Wildfires are destroying property, running up huge losses for property insurers and putting a strain on economic activity […]