Author: Charlie

Individual Voters Will Decide If We’re In A Recession Or Not

This week’s Courier Herald column: The United States Economy shrank .9% for the second quarter of this year, according to the Commerce Department.  This follows a contraction of 1.6% in the first quarter.  Economists generally consider two consecutive quarters of decline as the definition of recession. Officially, the National Bureau of Economic Research declares whether

Help Educate Drivers On Georgia’s Move Over Slowpoke Law

This week’s Courier Herald column: There are a lot of important things going on in the world.  The Supreme Court has rediscovered strict interpretations of the Constitution and the principles of Federalism, the economy continues to be ground toward recession between the gears of inflation and higher interest rates, and Freddie Freeman has grown publicly

Stagflation? That’s Not Econ 101

This week’s Courier Herald column: When someone tries to use economics to justify what they’re proposing, they’ll often explain it as if basic economic principles demand it.  “This is just Econ 101.” The problem with using entry level economics courses to try to explain real word reactions relies on some of the non-real world assumptions