Alan Cole

Alan Cole

Washington, D.C.
Alan specializes in economic policy and lives in Washington DC.
Jun
24
Short Stack V: currencies aren't a scoreboard

Short Stack V: currencies aren't a scoreboard

8 min read
Jun
10
Short Stack III: fake jobs aren't really a thing

Short Stack III: fake jobs aren't really a thing

10 min read
Jun
09
What's next for Republican efforts against corporate activism

What's next for Republican efforts against corporate activism

Their quarrel is with management, not shareholders. The policy agenda will reflect that.
11 min read
May
27
Short stack - our new feature for paid subscribers

Short stack - our new feature for paid subscribers

7 min read
May
27
Some quick econ takes—and your last chance for 20% off!

Some quick econ takes—and your last chance for 20% off!

Bigness is good, greedflation data is suspect, and they did *what* with Winnie the Pooh?
7 min read
May
24
There are too many hidden "tax rates" in the welfare system

There are too many hidden "tax rates" in the welfare system

By one scholar's estimates, they can get as high as 103 percent.
10 min read
May
20
How policy punishes disabled people who save more than $2,000

How policy punishes disabled people who save more than $2,000

The asset restrictions for SSI are so onerous that they are almost literally unbelievable.
8 min read
May
16
Elizabeth Warren has a plan to wreck the economy

Elizabeth Warren has a plan to wreck the economy

It's not a normal anti-gouging bill. It's much worse.
7 min read
May
13
Cities are threatened by breakdown in public order

Cities are threatened by breakdown in public order

Cities depend on the idea that having other people around is good. Is that still true?
8 min read
May
05
Five reasons the Fed is playing catch-up

Five reasons the Fed is playing catch-up

They took too long to fight inflation. Here are their best excuses.
6 min read