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Welcome the CASSE Spring 2019 Interns

By Jessica LaMay

Before long, the cherry blossoms in Washington D.C. will be in full bloom, and outdoor adventures will commence, as spring begins to slowly unfold in the nation’s capital. While it’s not quite springtime yet, we are happy to welcome our spring semester interns to the CASSE team! With the help of our interns, CASSE is focusing on projects related to economic policy, financial research, and economic modeling. While the students gain work experience in their respective fields, CASSE gains the input and skills offered by these talented students.


What is Wrong with a Zero Interest Rate?

by Herman Daly The stock market took a dip, so the Fed will likely continue to keep the interest rate at zero, in conformity with its goal of supporting asset prices by quantitative easing. What is wrong with a zero interest rate? Doesn’t it boost investment, growth, and employment? There are many things wrong with […]


Climate Change: The Wrong Top Priority for Environmentalists and Conservation Professionals

Five reasons why economic growth should be the rallying point for environmentalists and conservationists.


Duck Dynasty, the Green Party, and Steady Statesmanship

First things first — you can’t have a healthy economy unless you also have a healthy environment. Shouldn’t at least one political party get that?


Selecting “Surrogate Species” for Conservation: How About an 800-Pounder?

Brian Czech offers sound advice for conservation professionals and everyone else concerned with protecting wildlife and ecosystems.


Negative Externalities Are the Norm

Here’s a crazy but true fact: negative externalities are the norm — not the exception — in our current economic setup.


Presenting the Economic Policy of the Occupy Movement

Occupiers need to unite around a macroeconomic goal — and the right goal is a steady state economy.