Terry Jones

September 17, 2018

We’re measuring the wrong things

By most conventional measures, America’s economy is booming. But for millions of Americans, it doesn’t feel like a boom.

Number of the Day

10,551 - Total number of state contracts as of July - a 25 percent drop since July 2016. (Source: Division of Administration via The Advocate)
February 13, 2017

Economists dispute spending growth

As the Legislature convenes this evening for a 10-day special session to re-balance the state budget, a central point of debate will be over the size of state government - and whether its growth has outpaced the broader state economy.