The Vermont Cynic

Resisting rent control

James Simpson

March 23, 2018

Filed under Opinion

Due to the high cost of housing here in Burlington, many residents might find the idea of rent control attractive. But rent control is bad economic policy, and would hurt the people it is supposed to help. Rent control is a government-imposed price ceiling on rent. Landlords would not legally be able to charge more than the...

Market volatility within Trump’s America

Market volatility within Trump’s America

Gabriella Marchesi

March 2, 2017

Filed under Opinion

The stock market is inherently volatile—investors will be hesitant in the face of uncertainty and rally...

Potential Dodd-Frank repeal threatens US economy

Potential Dodd-Frank repeal threatens US economy

Gaetano Martello

February 18, 2017

Filed under Opinion

President Trump has begun to shift his focus to finance. There are far less people paying...

Econ professor is recognized

September 22, 2016

Filed under Campus, News

One of UVM’s most prestigious professorships has just been awarded, adding to the number of professors to bear the Green and Gold title. Jane Knodell, professor of economics, was awarded the Mark J. Zwynenburg Green and Gold Professorship for her dedication and hard work at UVM. The professorship is named in ...

The time to raise the minimum wage has come

March 24, 2016

Filed under Opinion

After three rounds of Quantitative Easing, where the Federal Reserve created money in order to buy securities, several near-zero interest rate years, aggressive fiscal stimuli and soaring job growth, where is the strong wage growth to show for it all?A recent report by the Economic Policy Institute noted that wages declined...

<p>Are we headed for another recession?</p>

Are we headed for another recession?

February 25, 2016

[media-credit name="ALYSSA HANDELMAN" align="alignnone" width="300"][/media-credit]There is a plethora of ...

The Federal Reserve & us

The Federal Reserve & us

February 3, 2016

Filed under Opinion

You hear all this chatter about the Federal Reserve doing this and doing that and therefore the markets a...

The three Cs of economics

April 21, 2015

Filed under Opinion, Opinion Editorials

There are three words that you will hardly hear mentioned in a neoclassical economics class.These words are not forbidden, these topics are not banned, but we prefer not to discuss them. Capitalism. Consumerism. Corporations.Considering how fundamentally important these three subjects are to the study of economics, one should cri...

The false recovery

November 18, 2014

Filed under Opinion

As college students who will soon enter the labor market, the unemployment rate is an important indicator of how the economy will be when we graduate.If the unemployment rate is low, the economy is expanding and there are plenty of jobs being created.In this scenario, workers have more power because they can demand higher wa...

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