Our nation and our state face enormous fiscal challenges ahead. The very essence of what government’s role should be is being questioned during these difficult economic times. Our nation is undergoing one of the most severe...Read More
Author: Daraius Irani, Ph.D.
In the social circles that I often move in and amidst the cacophony of sounds one hears in most establishments that serve adult beverages , many individuals upon finding out what I do for a living ask me “when is the...Read More
Immigration has been a contentious issue since the Pilgrims landed at Plymouth Rock and declared this land their land. Therefore, it is not unusual that the issue of immigration has been raised recently, most notably with the...Read More
As an economist studying government data releases, I sometimes feel like Lou Loomis waiting for Danny Noonan’s ball to drop in on the 18th hole in Caddyshack, especially when it comes to the question of the effectiveness of the...Read More
It is often said that first impressions last for a lifetime. In the past, many believed that Maryland had the motto “If you can dream it, we can tax it” as its tax policy while also being surrounded by states that had the...Read More