Social Security Solvency Strengthens Slightly

The United States Social Security system, formally known as Old-Age, Survivors and Disability Insurance (OASDI) is subject to a process of statutory annual reviews of its financial condition and submission of reports to Congress under the direction of its six…

Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank

The Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank (AIIB) is an international financial institution originally proposed by China. In Beijing on October 24, 2014, twenty-one nations signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) that formally established the AIIB. In addition to China, the initial…

Greek Drama in Euroland

The history of Ancient Greece is remarkable in many ways; its great philosophers and literary figures are revered even today. Sophocles, recognized as perhaps the greatest Greek tragedian, has remained an acclaimed master of his craft for more than two…

A Perspective on the Economics Profession

The Max Planck Sciences Po Center in Paris has published an insightful discussion paper with the title The Superiority of Economists. This paper, by three French academic authors, presents an in-depth analysis of the factors that distinguish the economics profession from…