Recent Articles by Kerk Phillips
Published: Monday, April 29, 2013 3:01 pm MDT
Economics requires theory to form testable hypotheses, and theory often required heavy use of mathematics. Without theory and testable hypotheses, we would be unable to understand the economy.
Published: Monday, April 22, 2013 5:01 pm MDT
Economics claims to be a social science, but is it really a science? Controlled experiments are often impossible, but statistical tools make it possible for economists to rigorously and objectively examine data...
Published: Monday, March 18, 2013 3:01 pm MDT
Buying an electric car reduces carbon emissions in the long-run, but there are significantly lower-cost methods of reducing carbon emissions.
Published: Monday, March 4, 2013 3:01 pm MST
Balancing the budget is very hard in the short run. The keys to a restoration of sound fiscal policy are to adopt policies that encourage more rapid growth of the economy and put meaningful and enforceable cap...
Published: Monday, February 18, 2013 3:01 pm MST
Tax season will soon be upon us. Wouldn’t it be nice if filing taxes was not such a long, drawn-out process?
Published: Monday, February 4, 2013 3:01 pm MST
Taxes are in the news lately. French film star, Gerard Depardieu announced in December he would be moving from France to neighboring Belgium to avoid an increase in taxes.
Published: Tuesday, January 8, 2013 12:00 am MST
So we avoided the fiscal cliff. Forgive me if I am less than impressed with our political leaders.
Published: Tuesday, December 18, 2012 12:00 am MST
Recently the U.S. Commodity Futures Trading Commission issued a complaint against the online prediction market firm Intrade.
Published: Tuesday, November 20, 2012 12:00 am MST
Every time there is a significant natural disaster, I eventually — and unfortunately — hear from someone that there is at least one upside: the disaster will be good for the economy. And every time ...
Published: Tuesday, October 30, 2012 12:00 am MDT
A common theme this election cycle and over the last four years has been Chinese currency manipulation