Economists on Townhall

David Boaz - Fri May 8

John C. Goodman - Sat Jan 17

Michael Barone - Fri Jan 9

Thomas Sowell - Tue May 6

Kevin Glass - Sat Jan 25

Sarah Jean Seman - Sat Oct 5

Gallup's Economic Confidence Index dropped 14 points since the government shutdown, the lowest is has been since December 2011. ... more

Bill Tatro - Thu Aug 29

John C. Goodman - Sat Aug 17

Mike Shedlock - Thu Jul 18

For starters there is no recovery. Secondly, there is every reason for eurozone exports to slump; there is no reason to believe hiring will pick up, and no reason for imports or internal demand to pick up in the absence of hiring. ... more

Thomas Sowell - Tue Jun 11

New York - Thu Dec 27

Avik Roy from the Manhattan Institute weighs in on the fiscal cliff. ... more

Bruce Bialosky - Mon May 14

They walk where no mortals dare. They face challenges that melt the resolve of ordinary people. They fearlessly stride the pathways of the world, towering over the feeble masses. Commoners worship them as gods, without whom their lives would dissipate into madness and chaos. Who are these giants that rule the world and whose wisdom is essential to our daily existence? They are economists. ... more

Walter E. Williams - Wed Apr 18

It's difficult to be a good economist and simultaneously be perceived as compassionate. To be a good economist, one has to deal with reality. To appear compassionate, often one has to avoid unpleasant questions, use "caring" terminology and view reality as optional. ... more

Mike Shedlock - Wed Apr 18

By applying the seasonal adjustments the BLS uses for April it suggests the BLS may report an uptick in the unemployment rate from 8.2% to 8.5%. ... more