The US – China Cold War

In May 2020, the White House published a report, United States Strategic Approach to the People’s Republic of China, detailing a whole-of-government strategy with respect to the People’s Republic of China (PRC). This 16 page report outlines when and how…

Solvency Crisis Looms Over The Economy

The Federal Reserve and the US government together have injected more than $6 trillion into the economy. The US government's spending directly puts money in the hands of its citizens either by creating government jobs, or by sending out paychecks…

Why Is Universal Basic Income (UBI) Detrimental For The Society?

As the gap between the haves and have-nots grows, the concept of Universal Basic Income (UBI) seems very appealing to the populous. In this week's blog post, I will talk about how the entire concept of UBI is flawed. I…

Disconnect Between The US Economy and The Stock Market

The stock market, for the most part, reflects the condition of the economy. So, if the economy is in a bad shape, then the stock prices will drop and reflect those worsened economic conditions. Mr. Market has this bad habit…

Should Public Companies Be Allowed To Fail?

Shareholders are the owners of public companies. The CEO is elected by the shareholders to undertake the daily operating decisions of the company. It is important to understand that running a business is a risky endeavor, and business officials are…

Why Is The Federal Reserve Not Ready For The Next Recession?

The Federal Reserve plays a key role in jump starting the economy during a downturn. As outlined on the Federal Reserve website, the Congress has directed the Fed to conduct the nation's monetary policy to support three specific goals: maximum…

Slowdown In The Indian Economy

India is Asia's third largest economy. India has had an amazing growth in the past few years, however in 2019, it has experienced slowdown in its manufacturing and construction sectors. On November 7, 2019, Moody's downgraded India's outlook from "stable"…

Tariffs on China Equate to Stagflation in the United States?

This past week, the US Stock market was highly volatile. The markets had big fluctuations because of the trade tension between the United States and China. On May 10, 2019, President Trump tweeted that the United States has started levying…

What moves the United States Dollar?

You might have heard the phrase "strong dollar" and "weak dollar" thrown around by media outlets. What does that actually mean? We discussed in a previous blog post the implication of "strong dollar" and "weak dollar" on economies; if you…