Mark J. Perry
Contributor since: 2008
Putting America's Huge $20.5T Economy Into Perspective By Comparing U.S. State GDPs To Entire Countries
Chart Of The Day... Or Century?
Details In BLS Report Suggest That Most Of The Gender Earnings Gap Is Explained By Age, Marital Status, Children, Hours Worked
Backfire Economics: Alcoa Seeks Waivers From U.S. Aluminum Tariffs Meant To Help It?
Backfire Economics: The U.S. Nail Business Gets Hammered By Trump's Steel Tariffs
Despite Getting No Respect, U.S. Manufacturing Is Alive And Well With Record Output At Falling Prices
The CD 'Chart Of The Century' Makes The Rounds At The Federal Reserve
Many Large U.S. Firms Sell, Hire And Invest More Overseas Than In U.S. And They Have To Think Globally, Not Domestically, To Survive
Putting America's Enormous $19.4 Trillion Economy Into Perspective By Comparing U.S. State GDPs To Entire Countries
More Evidence That It's Very Hard To 'beat The Market' Over Time, 95% Of Finance Professionals Can't Do It
How Important Is International Trade To Each U.S. State's Economy? Pretty Important For Most U.S. States
Chart Of The Day: U.S. Trade Deficits Vs. U.S. Household Net Worth - They've Risen Together Over The Last Half Century
Charts Of The Day: 6 New Record Highs - U.S. Breweries, World Stock Market Cap, World Trade, World Output, U.S. Gas, U.S. Oil
Warren Buffett Summarizes Investment Lessons From Winning His 10-Year Bet That A Passive S&P 500 Index Fund Would Outperform Actively-Managed Hedge Funds
Yes, The U.S. Middle Class Is Shrinking, But It's Because Americans Are Moving Up. And No, Americans Are Not Struggling To Afford A Home
Warren Buffett Wins $1M Bet Made A Decade Ago That The S&P 500 Stock Index Would Outperform Hedge Funds, And It Wasn't Even Close
Economic Policy Institute's Widely Reported $5B In Higher Earnings For Minimum Wage Workers Is Almost 2x Too High
Warren Buffett Wins $1M Bet Made A Decade Ago That The S&P 500 Stock Index Would Outperform Hedge Funds
From Peak Oil To Energy Abundance - Energy Expert Now Says The Permian Basin Is A Permanent, Near-Infinite Resource
The Term 'Trade Deficit' = Defective Language And Deficient Thinking = A 'Stuff Surplus'
Amazon's Phenomenal Rise In Market Value: The Most Remarkable Case Of Wealth Creation, Business Success In History?
Trump Slaps Stiff 20% Taxes On U.S. Homebuilders - Expect Higher Home Prices And Thousands Of Construction Job Losses
How Important Is Trade To Each U.S. State's Economy? Important Enough That Protectionism Would Weaken Most States
Economic Reality Check: U.S. Factory Jobs Are Not Coming Back - They're Headed Back To The Same Level As In 1940 By 2024
Correcting The 'Alternative Facts' About The 'Silent Nation Of Jobless Americans' Who 'Aren't Part Of Our Economy'
Some Investment Advice From Warren Buffett: Invest In Low-Cost Index Funds. It's Advice Ignored By The 'Elites'
Some Thoughts On China's Alleged 'Currency Manipulation' - It's A Story That Falls Apart Under Close Examination
We Should Thank, Not Condemn, Our Generous Chinese Benefactors For 'Manipulating' The Currency In Our Favor
Despite The Focus On 'Jobism', Jobs Are A Cost Of Production And Consumption, Not A Benefit, And Should Be Minimized
Reality Check: U.S. Factory Jobs Lost Are Due Overwhelmingly To Increases In Productivity, And They're Not Coming Back
America's Abundant, Low-Cost Fossil 'Fuels Of The Future' Will Be Our Dominant Energy Source For Many Decades
The WSJ Editorial Board Schools President-Elect Trump On International Trade And Global Car Economics 101
A 2-Country, 2-Transaction Example To Understand Trade, Trade Deficits, Capital Flows, And The Balance Of Payments
Thanks To America's Trade Deficit, We'll Soon Be Getting A $50B Capital Inflow That Will Create 50,000 American Jobs
Worried About Trade Deficits? Don't, They're 'Job Generating Foreign Investment Surpluses For A Better America'
How Trump's Tactics For Saving U.S. Jobs Could Kill Them Instead
Explaining U.S. Income Inequality By Household Demographics, 2015 Update
In Today's 'Challenging Restaurant Environment' There's No Way To Raise Menu Prices To Offset Minimum Wage Hikes
Nearly All Imports, Even Consumer Goods, Are Inputs For U.S. Firms, Retailers And Factories
America's Middle-Class Has Been Shrinking, But It's Because So Many Middle-Income Households Have Become Better Off