Recent Articles by Randy Shumway
Published: Monday, July 21, 2014 4:59 pm MDT
While home ownership is not a lone silver bullet to creating a thriving middle class, favorable mortgage terms are an important factor in middle-class success.
Published: Monday, June 16, 2014 4:21 pm MDT
Taking a cue from Mexico’s success, the U.S. can improve its economy by emphasizing free trade — particularly with the European Union.
Published: Monday, May 26, 2014 9:49 am MDT
Economic history shows that although an open market can inflict short-term pain, it will ultimately return long-term gain. Public policy must focus on enabling competition while facilitating the retooling of th...
Published: Monday, April 21, 2014 3:31 pm MDT
As the effects of crisis in the small region of Crimea ripple through world stock markets and impact even small rural farms in Utah, we are reminded of the interconnectedness of the global economy.
Published: Monday, March 24, 2014 4:01 pm MDT
Lawmakers should take seriously the imperative of de-cluttering the tax code. If such an overhaul could make our tax code fairer, simpler and less prescriptive in terms of how and where people spend their money...
Published: Monday, March 10, 2014 3:00 pm MDT
We should hope for economic success in China because just as China benefits from a flourishing U.S., the United States certainly benefits from a flourishing China.
Published: Monday, January 20, 2014 3:22 pm MST
To most effectively grow sustainable, productive jobs, public policies must incentivize hard work, education and sacrifice while augmenting competition.
Published: Monday, January 6, 2014 4:01 pm MST
One key industry in the U.S. employs one of every 18 people in the country.
Published: Monday, December 9, 2013 5:13 pm MST
Think back to October. Traditionally, this is a month marked by Halloween costumes and plastic jack-o-lanterns lining store aisles.
Published: Tuesday, November 8, 2011 12:00 am MST
One of the most difficult challenges for virtually any leader is effectively understanding and fulfilling his/her role. When individuals overstep their role, no matter how well-intentioned, there are frequently...