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U.S. President Donald Trump's senior advisor Jared Kushner (L) and the head of the National Economic Council Gary Cohn, talk with Fiat Chrysler CEO Sergio Marchionne (C) during Trump's meeting with U.S. auto industry CEOs at the White House in Washington January 24, 2017.  REUTERS/Kevin Lamarque - RTSX4VT

Alternative Economic Data

By Torus Lu In one way or another, many of the statistics used to track American economic activity can be misrepresented to support the president’s policy goals. The current White House has embraced that fact wholeheartedly. Here’s a list: Trade Deficits The Wall Street Journal has reported that the Trump administration is considering altering the…

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Why China Owns Our Debt

By: William Robinson China is the world’s largest owner of the U.S. government’s debt, holding $1.273 trillion worth of U.S. Treasury securities as of February 2014. As a result, many pundits, policymakers, and analysts fear that these holdings give China leverage over U.S. policymaking, as this 2010 commercial by Citizens Against Government Waste hyperbolically suggests….

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The Georgia Lottery: Today Is Probably Not The Day

By: Alex Edquist When the Mega Millions jackpot exceeded half a billion dollars, my family bought tickets.  We didn’t expect to win—the odds of winning the Mega Millions jackpot is about one in 259 million—but it was fun to sit around the dinner table and talk about what we would do with the money.  And…

John Maynard Keynes taught the government to spend (Source: NPR)

In the Long Run, Keynes is Dead

By: Rob Oldham I recently had a chance to sit down with Dr. Jeffrey Dorfman and chat about the role of the federal government in the U.S. economy. Dr. Dorfman teaches economics in UGA’s Department of Agricultural and Applied Economics. His career has spanned 25 years, from a PhD at the University of California Davis to…

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