Bloomberg Laurence Kotlikoff, College and Graduate School of Arts and Sciences “President Donald Trump asked on Twitter why the media hasn’t reported that the national debt has dropped since his inauguration…” Expert Quote: “Anything that has happened to the debt has been on autopilot since Obama left.” View full article.
The Huffington Post Laurence Kotlikoff, College and Graduate School of Arts and Sciences “On February 17, 2017, the Dow Jones Industrial Average closed at 20,624. It is up 4.36 percent for so far in 2017…” Expert Quote: “Sell your stocks (and your long-term bonds, too) until the dust settles.” View full article.
BBC Laurence Kotlikoff, College of Arts & Sciences Donald Trump’s policy proposals have generated a lot of headlines over the course of his presidential campaign… Expert quote: “If he does what he proposes to do, in eight years the fiscal gap will be even bigger.” View full article
The Conversation US Co-written by Laurence Kotlikoff, College of Arts & Sciences Despite appearances to the contrary, this year’s presidential follies have managed to feature at least a few policy discussions amid all the name-calling… View full article by expert Laurence Kotlikoff
Politico Laurence Kotlikoff, College of Arts & Sciences 23 economic forecasts for the new year. Cc: 2016 candidates… Expert quote: “The country’s greatest economic risk resides in the financial markets as well as the general public A) learning precisely how broke the U.S. government is, B) realizing how much money the Federal Reserve has printed […]
New York Times (subscription required) Laurence Kotlikoff, College of Arts & Sciences It’s the economists’ version of social networking… Expert quote: “The problem with politicians is that they hire economists who instantly become politicians.” View full article
Washington Post Laurence Kotlikoff, College of Arts & Sciences Marco Rubio made $174,000 as a U.S. senator last year… Expert quote: “It means that he is probably on some level living above his means, because he is borrowing against his future.” View full article
Want worker wages to rise? End the corporate income tax Laurence J Kotlikoff, Boston University Workers’ wages have stagnated, even as the unemployment rate has plunged to a seven-year low and the economy is bounding ahead. Some people propose raising the federal minimum wage and bolstering labor unions to address slow growth in wages. One great way […]
Washington Post Laurence Kotlikoff, College of Arts & Sciences Icelandic officials are thinking about redefining money and ending banking as we know it, Agence France-Presse reports… Expert quote: “This is not going to do anything to deal with the reality of what happened in Iceland. What they’re doing is a substitute for real reform.” View full […]
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