When COVID-19 arrived in America, Uncle Sam was already deep in debt.
Get ready for more pain caused by COVID-19 as well as by the policies intended to hold it in check.
Some economists believe that a negative interest rate policy will stimulate the economy by reducing the cost of loans. That isn’t how it has worked in practice.
Much about the COVID-19 outbreak has been unprecedented and historic, but until now it's been difficult to quantify exactly how serious a blow the virus would deal to the U.S. economy.
Looking at better and worse projections.
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A new report shows federal budget deficits pushing past $1 trillion for the next decade.
The Breakthrough Institute's Ted Nordhaus urges Americans to reject both doomism and denialism.
Trump Campaigned on Saving Factory Jobs, but U.S. Manufacturing Just Went Through a Year-Long Recession
Trump's trade war has harmed the very industries and workers he aimed to help.
It will help us feel grateful for our lives.
Good news! We’re getting more while using less.
The trade war should be thought of as a massive tax and regulatory scheme.
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When it comes to the health of the labor market, we don’t know the full story.
Navarro's Wall Street Journal op-ed looks more like a deliberately deceptive attempt to argue that limiting imports will boost economic growth. It won't.
"For the first time ever there are now more people in the world older than 65 than younger than 5."
Mark the 49th anniversary of Earth Day by celebrating human ingenuity.
A conservative technocrat tries to engineer a better world.
Is the solution a "fertility dividend" that makes a portion of a person's Social Security benefit dependent on each of their offspring's earnings?
New Simon Abundance Index elegantly refutes primitive zero-sum intuitions with respect to population and resource availability trends.
By 2020, interest on the debt will cost more than Medicaid. By 2025, it will cost more than defense spending. And that's just the start.
The prolific George Mason University economist outlines his unabashedly libertarian argument for a government that does less and individuals who do more.
New report declares world must be off fossil fuels entirely by 2050.
Paul Romer overturns limits-to-growth nonsense, and William Nordhaus projects climate change damages.
Economic freedom is good-whether in itself or because of the longevity, prosperity, and associated liberty it brings.
At nearly every opportunity, the GOP has made the nation's fiscal outlook worse.
AI could boost economic growth by 1.2 percent annually between now and 2030.
Trump worries that the Fed chief's predictable interest rate policy could impair the economic growth needed to make his tax policies viable.
If you read Reason you already know these three pieces of good news about global trends.
Carbon-neutral transportation fuels might be possible.
More undocumented immigration meant less violent crime.
"How bad will climate change be? Not very."