American Close-Up: the 2000 and 2008 Elections

December 13, 2010

Presidential political mandates are earned on the job, not won in the ballot box, and it takes more than the executive branch of government to seal the deal. The presidential election of 2000 was decided by a Supreme Court decision in December that decided Florida and gave George W. Bush five more electoral votes, 266, […] More

A 30-Year-Long Trend of U.S. Disinflation

September 17, 2010

U.S. CPI inflation peaked at the cusp between the Carter and Reagan administrations some thirty years ago.  Each U.S. presidential administration since Carter has experienced less inflation than its predecessor.  The table below documents total and core non-food & energy CPI inflation in percent per annum terms for every presidency since John Kennedy.  The latest […] More