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Obama Gets More Credit -- and More Blame -- than He Deserves

FMI’s commentary on the Obama administration’s economic performance and likely implications for President Trump.

The Oriental Economist - June 2016

The Oriental Economist June 2016 Issue topics cover Nurturing entrepreneurs, UH election prospects, Foreign Firms in Japan, Economy Watch, Losing steam among voters, Mr. Obama goes to Hiroshima.

Affordable Care Act Falling Short on Most Fronts

FMI’s Commentary on what is known -- and what is not known -- about the economic impacts of the Affordable Care Act (ACA) to date

The Oriental Economist - May 2016 Issue

Richard Katz's May 2016 issue of the Oriental Economist Report

April Could be “Do or Die” For TPP, Part 2

In this second part of the report, Richard explains why there might not be a TPP deal reached at the summit between Abe and Obama in late April.

Aren't We Friends Anymore - Part 4

Republicans say Obama has failed to show leadership in conducting private negotiations and lobbying with Republicans and Democrats on the content of TPA, thereby making it harder to get a TPA done in time.