One in Five Children Receive Food Stamps, Census Bureau Reports

One in Five Children Receive Food Stamps, Census Bureau Reports

The number of children receiving food stamps remains higher than it was before the start of the Great Recession in 2007, according to the U.S. Census Bureau’s annual Families and Living Arrangements table package released on January 28, 2015.

World Economic Forum 2015

The Global Economic Outlook - World Economic Forum 2015

What should be at the top of the agenda for the global economy in the year ahead?

The plunge in oil prices has breathed new life into the Japanese economy

The Two Conflicting Impacts of Falling Oil Price on Japan

It seems to me that a falling price of oil has two conflicting impacts on Japan:

China is not quite ready to rewire global finance

China is not Quite Ready to Rewire Global Finance

This article appeared in the South China Morning Post print edition as Wires crossedand is written by G. Bin Zhao.

ASSA 2015

Visit EconVue at ASSA 2015 in Boston

Come visit us at ASSA 2015 annual meeting in Boston from Jan. 3rd to 5th. We will have interactive Q&A session with our experts in healthcare economics, energy policy, Japan economy and U.S. Economy. We are located at Booth 106.  See you there!

Memo to Staff: Time to Lose a Few Pounds

Economists are Lightweights-in the Best Sense

Economists are at the low end of the BMI index in the US.


Zombie Abenomics Japan's Missing Economic Revival

Zombie Abenomics -Japan's Missing Economic Revival

The Foreign Affairs website ran a postscript by me on what the tax delay tells us about Abenomics. Here is the full text of my analysis.

Passers-by are reflected on an electronic stock quotation board outside a brokerage in Tokyo

Japan Back In Recession; Unpredicted Drop in GDP

Misleading Bipartisan Demagoguery on Obamacare

Neuroscience teaches that our brains see individual letters as pictures and string them together to create meaning. Perhaps that's why word pictures themselves are powerful tools for capturing public sentiment. The July 30th Morning Consultfeatured Republican and Democrat word pictures capturing responses to the following question:

In a word or two, could you please tell me what comes to mind when you think of the healthcare law?