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Michael J. Boskin
By Michael J. Boskin - Oct 18,2023
STANFORD — Around the world, advanced economies are facing heightened fiscal challenges, owing to the simple fact that most have bloated, financially unsustainable welfare states.
By Michael J. Boskin - Oct 16,2023
STANFORD — Despite a resilient economy that has defied most forecasts, thus far both avoiding a recession and maintaining low unemployment, Americans seem increasingly restless.
By Michael J. Boskin - Jul 03,2023
STANFORD — Most major economies are flirting with, or tipping into, recession.
By Michael J. Boskin - Jun 12,2023
STANFORD — Presidents, like quarterbacks or top scorers, tend to get too much credit when things go right or too much blame when they go wrong. And, as with star athletes, this feature of public life is largely out of their control.
By Michael J. Boskin - Apr 30,2023
STANFORD — Watch any sport nowadays, and you will be treated to instant replays that give you a detailed, often slow-motion, view of important moments. Watch the news, and you may find yourself feeling like you are similarly watching the past on playback.
By Michael J. Boskin - Jan 11,2023
STANFORD — The economic, financial and political chaos of 2022 has exposed the limits of forecasting. Recall the outlook from mid-2021, when very few observers were worried about inflation (I was among the small minority that was).
By Michael J. Boskin - Dec 17,2022
STANFORD — The economic, financial and political chaos of 2022 has exposed the limits of forecasting. Recall the outlook from mid-2021, when very few observers were worried about inflation (I was among the small minority that was).
By Michael J. Boskin - Nov 03,2022
STANFORD  —  President Joe Biden’s administration is not serving US economic, energy, or national security when it issues unrealistic statements and assessments of what each requires.
By Michael J. Boskin - Sep 06,2022
STANFORD  —  US President Joe Biden’s Inflation Reduction Act (IRA) contains a variety of provisions focused on subsidising renewable energy and health insurance, and taxing corporations and the wealthy.
By Michael J. Boskin - Jun 22,2022
STANFORD  —  Thirty years ago, Democratic political strategist James Carville focused Bill Clinton’s presidential campaign with the mantra, “It’s the economy, stupid”.

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