Midterms and the Fight for House Speaker

On one side Nancy Pelosi and a few potential challengers are competing for House Speaker and on the other side one Republican, Kevin McCarthy, is sitting safe if Republicans remain in control. Here is the potential conflicts that will arise after the midterm.

How To Solve The Italian Debt Crisis; The Five Star Party vs. The European Commission

Italy’s populist government is facing off against the European Commission because they want to pass a massive stimulation budget. Here is what both sides think the solution to Italy’s debt problem is.

Trump Aids Medicare; Negotiating Prescription Drug Costs

President Donald Trump has created a proposal to lower prescription drug prices in the medicare program. It hasn’t gotten much attention from anyone besides the Pharmaceutical Industry, but it’s an interesting three part proposal.

What’s Going to Happen to the Migrant Caravan?

There is an over seven thousand strong group of migrants heading from Honduras to the US and Mexico. Many are asking what is going to happen when they make it to the border. Using the experience of previous caravans this episode attempts to answer that question.

Is Mnuchin About To Call China A Currency Manipulator?

The Secretary of the Treasury annually publishes a report on currency manipulators. The last time we called someone a currency manipulator was China in 1994. The question on everyone’s mind is, this week, will Mnuchin, in his weekly report, call China a Currency Manipulator?

Nobel Peace Prize Economists; Putting the Green in Green Tech!

William Nordhaus and Paul Romer just won economic Nobel peace prizes for creating climate change technological innovation models. Romer is focusing on technology and the Solow Growth Model while Nordhaus is focused on taxation and the long term costs of climate change.