January 2, 2019

SHI 1.2.19 – Happy Gnu Year!

So what does a gnu have to do with economics, you ask?   Not a darn thing.  I just happen to like gnus.  And gnu is […]
December 19, 2018

SHI 12.19.18 – Spend Like There’s No Tomorrow

Or so sang Liza Minelli and Joel Grey in the 1974 movie ‘Cabaret!’  Never seen it?   Let’s change that right now: Money, money, money, money.   […]
December 12, 2018

SHI 12.12.18 – The Wealth Effect

  We’re rich!  Maybe not you … and perhaps not me … but America is!   Back in 2008, at the bottom of the “great recession,” U.S. […]
December 5, 2018

SHI 12.5.18 – Inversion Aversion

  If you’re not a fan of economic contractions, you should be afraid of yield curve inversions.  No, an inversion does not ALWAYS mean a recession […]