More Economics Earlier today I wrote that the increasing consolidation of American businesses (Exhibit A: AT&T's planned acquisition of Time Warner) is bad for American productivity. It could be bad for workers, too - and the White House is taking notice. Business consolidation isn't inherently bad for workers.
Almost as soon as word leaked out Friday about AT&T's plan to buy Time Warner (the companies formally announced the deal late Saturday), politicians from both major parties lined up to oppose it. Donald Trump and Sens. Tim Kaine, Bernie Sanders and Al Franken all either raised questions about the merger or outright called for the government to block it.
This is More Economics In Real Terms , a weekly column analyzing the latest economic news. Comments? Criticisms? Ideas for future columns? or drop a note in the comments. "I'm fully prepared not to become president of the United States," Laurence Kotlikoff told me, more than an hour into a telephone interview Saturday.
After two debates dominated by personal attacks and overheated rhetoric, the issues returned to center stage last night. Oh, sure, the post-debate headlines focused on Donald Trump's refusal to promise that he would accept the results of next month's vote. And there were still plenty of interruptions and heated exchanges.
This is More Economics In Real Terms , a weekly column analyzing the latest economic news. Comments? Criticisms? Ideas for future columns? or drop a note in the comments. Billionaire investor Mark Cuban says a Donald Trump victory would cause the stock market to "tank."
For a while during Sunday night's presidential debate, it seemed like policy issues might never come up at all. Most of the first half-hour was dedicated to various scandals: Bill Clinton's infidelities, Hillary Clinton's emails and, of course, the now-infamous Donald Trump video that had dominated headlines for the previous 48 hours.
The job market held steady in September, which probably means that voters will head to the polls next month amid an economy that is in solid but not spectacular shape. U.S. employers added 156,000 jobs in September, the Bureau of Labor Statistics said Friday.
This is More Economics In Real Terms , a weekly column analyzing the latest economic news. Comments? Criticisms? Ideas for future columns? or drop a note in the comments. The U.S. economy grew at a rate of 1.4 percent in the second quarter of the year, the Bureau of Economic Analysis said Friday.
Sure, the post-debate buzz is more about tone than substance - who looked more presidential, whether Hillary Clinton got " under Donald Trump's skin." But in between the barbs and interruptions, there was plenty of policy to chew over in Monday's night's presidential debate.
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