In our Principles of Microeconomics courses, we sometimes consider whether a firm should shutdown some line of production. A firm shuts down when it ceases operations, when it closes down and stops its production. The firm stops spending money on eve
House Speaker Nancy Pelosi's congressional delegation (CODEL) to Belgium, Egypt and Afghanistan garnered extra attention after President Donald Trump banned her from using military aircraft, but the trip would not have been the first time she used
Justin's note: Today, Doug Casey and I continue our conversation on the government shutdown… and what it really means for America. If you missed the first part of our discussion, make sure to catch up here.
President Donald Trump said he will make a "major" announcement on Saturday about the border and ongoing government shutdown.
Some progressives back piling on even more debt to pay for social programs. That could be risky...
Global Debt Tops 244 Trillion Dollars As "Nearly Half The World Lives On Less Than $5.50 A Day"
The government shutdown is now longer than any in history. The media say it's a "crisis." The Washington Post talks talks about the "shutdown's pain." The New York Times says it's "just too much."
Our current government shutdown over Democrats refusal to approve funding for Donald Trump's proposed border wall highlights just how partisan politics has truly become.
Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.) has had an interesting week of defending President Donald Trump's bluster in the ongoing government shutdown, most recently yesterday on Fox News, which is where we start this week's Reason Podcast, editors' roundtable
ATLANTA (AP) -- The number of airport security screeners failing to show up for work around the country is soaring as the partial government shutdown goes into its fourth week.
The nation's airports remain fully operational despite the government shutdown, but with federal aviation workers expected to miss their first paycheck Friday, union leaders said the system may begin to feel the strain.
ATLANTA (FOX 5 Atlanta) - Dozens of local TSA workers are demanding an end to the government shutdown so they can get paid. Friday marks the first payday that hundreds of thousands of furloughed workers will miss since the shutdown began 21 days ago.
Understandably, Transportation Security Administration (TSA) employees are no more enthusiastic about working when their paychecks are delayed than is anybody else on the planet. That's why they've been calling-in sick in increased numbers--some to
--by Imploring Him to Stop the Government Shutdown
The Yellow Vests have reached critical mass. And the movement has now created the perfect storm for President Emmanuel Macron.
Famous kung-fu star Chuck Norris has just backed a clever plan to fund the U.S.-Mexico border wall that President Donald Trump has been asking for -- and it wouldn't cost taxpayers a single dime.
With the federal government shutdown in its 17th day and rapidly approaching the longest shutdown on record (21 days), President Donald Trump said he would address the nation "on the Humanitarian and National Security crisis on our Southern Border" o
President Trump on Friday confirmed that he told Democratic leaders he would be willing to keep the government closed for months or even years if they refuse to provide funding for his border wall with Mexico.
As tourist attractions, and as giant recreational areas for locals, public lands are quite valuable as indirect sources of revenue for both private and government sector institutions in the area.
House Democrats ignored a veto threat and passed two appropriations bills to fund and reopen the U.S. government without including money for the border wall.
One of the country's largest unions representing federal workers is suing the Trump administration over the government shutdown, claiming that it is illegal to require employees to work without pay.
Even if America once felt wealthy enough to squander its financial resources in such pursuits, those days have ended. Washington is effectively bankrupt, with massive unfunded liabilities. Its fiscal future will only worsen as Baby Boomers continue t
When all the tribes of Israel still lived in their holy land, they practiced something called the Jubilee.
It's been reported that (just) the interest payments on the U.S. government's debt will be larger than Medicaid in less than 2 years, and larger than the military budget in 6 years. The math is finally catching up with the big government. Supply & De
The US dollar fell to four-month lows against the yen today as investors cut exposure to riskier assets as Washington struggled with a partial government shutdown and open confrontation between the White House and the central bank.
Racing toward a partial government shutdown, President Donald Trump appeared dug in Friday in a standoff with Democrats over his demand for billions of dollars in U.S.-Mexico border wall money.
Update 5: The U.S. House passes a stopgap govt funding bill that includes $5.7 billion for a wall on the border with Mexico after President Trump said he wouldn't sign a bill that didn't have the extra money, setting up a conflict with the Senate
President Donald Trump launched the Pentagon's new Space Command on Tuesday, an effort to better organize and advance the military's vast operations in space that could cost as much as $800 million over the next five years.
The talk in Washington - again - is of a "government shutdown." We are supposed to fear such a shutdown so much we will turn a blind eye to anything the duopoly does to avoid it. But what if it's all just a big farce?
The White House on Tuesday said that it wants to avoid a partial government shutdown and has found other ways to fund President Trump's border wall, according to spokeswoman Sarah Sanders.