Job and Public Sector Employment Growth by Presidential Term

You read a lot about job creation and governmental policies, especially in this era of lingering, lagging economic growth, especially from political figures who are hoping to get elected based on their policy prescriptions. Republican candidates like to talk about the growth of jobs during Ronald Regan’s presidency, while Democrats tout the presidential terms of […]

The Deficit Shrinks Again

 

You might remember some years back when the U.S. budget deficit was one of the biggest political issues on the campaign trail. Yet this year, after one Republican debate and a lot of jockeying for political position, the subject seems to have gone away. Why?

The most probable reason is that the U.S. has […]

Election Returns

 

Now that the midterm elections are safely behind us, a lot of people are wondering how politics will impact their investment returns. The conventional wisdom is that divided government–where one party holds the White House while the other controls the House, the Senate or both–is good for the markets. But is that true?

The […]