Economic View: The Question Isn’t Why Wage Growth Is So Low. It’s Why It’s So High.

May 26, 2017 Economic View By NEIL IRWIN One of the economy’s biggest mysteries is this: The labor market is the strongest it has been in a decade, yet wages are rising barely faster than inflation. For some reason, the booming job market and ultralow...

The Best Words: Priming the Pump: The Economic Metaphor Trump ‘Came Up With’

The Best Words By NEIL IRWIN May 11, 2017 President Trump recently sat for a long interview with The Economist magazine in which he discussed his economic agenda. One exchange was particularly attention-grabbing for those who could remember their high school...

Arthur Laffer’s Theory on Tax Cuts Comes to Life Once More

The theory, four decades old, that cutting taxes spurs enough growth to generate new tax revenue underpins President Trump’s tax plan.

A Healthy Nudge: Answer to Better Health Care: Behavioral Economics?

A Healthy Nudge By DHRUV KHULLAR April 13, 2017 Consider the following. I’m a physician at the end of more than a decade of training. I’ve dissected cadavers in anatomy lab. I’ve pored over tomes on the physiology of disease. I’ve...