The Shrinking “Middle Class” Film

Every day, it is very possible that you frequently hear about the decline of the middle class that is occurring in the United States, and how the disparity between the rich and the poor continues to grow larger and larger. Eventually, we will come to discuss some of the economics behind this continuing trend on

What Drives Up Wages?

Recently on this blog we discussed how the stagnant wages of the United States are finally starting to rise up, and why this trajectory was starting to materialize. Currently, the answer to that question is a very clear case of supply and demand economic, in terms of labor. However, the rest of the answer can

The European Union and Open Borders

Recently, we took a look at the economic theory that we can derive from open borders, from the perspective of both the positives and the negatives. However, we don’t have to let our hypothesis exist in our minds as mere theoretical observation. There is a very real and tangible place where we can see the

What Open Borders Mean for an Economy

We live in an era of strange dispositions of economic thought, especially regarding immigration. This may be fueled by the fact that it is an election year, and certain political ideologues feel compelled to spew whatever misinformed silliness first comes to their vitriolic minds. However, debate about the purpose of borders in an economic model

The Yuan vs the Dollar

The two largest economies on the planet right now belong to the United States and China, if you look at specific countries, and don’t count the entire European Union as its own solid entity. This puts the two currencies of each country, the dollar and the yuan, specifically at odds with each other. This continuously

Federal Reserve Interest Hike

Over the course of the 20th century, the Federal Reserve has used interest rates as its primary weapon of monetary policy to react to the fluctuations of a changing market. In 2008 and onward, the organization opted to lower the interest rates to near zero, at an extremely low 0.25%, in order to increase the