Mandatory Incomes Won’t Solve Economic Problems

Legislating incomes like minimum wages or a universal basic income doesn’t solve the real underlying economic problems. February 18, 2019 By: Bobby Casey, Managing Director GWP Whether people are calling for a higher minimum wage, or a universal basic income, these economic experiments have run their course and are proven failures. Across the US, states’ […]

Cautionary News Out of California

Some crazy ideas are coming out of California, and the rest of the country would do well to see them as cautionary, not instructive; and hope those ideas stay contained in that state. February 4, 2019 By: Bobby Casey, Managing Director GWP When the US was created, the states were meant to be independent and […]

$21 Trillion Unaccounted For in DoD and HUD Alone

A few researchers out of Michigan State found $21 trillion unaccounted for between the DoD and HUD. Why is the media so silent? January 28, 2019 By: Bobby Casey, Managing Director GWP A lot is going on and not going on at the same time right now.  President Trump just announced a three-week stopgap in the […]

The Good and Bad News of the US Economy in 2018

The US has seen some ups and downs in 2018, but if the ups were temporary economic sugar highs, and the downs are a constant, then what happens when the dust settles in 2019? December 31, 2018 By: Bobby Casey, Managing Director GWP Time to check in on 2018! It’s not all gloom and doom. […]

Sin Tax: Government Profiting Off Your Good Time

Chicago, Illinois is in the headlines again for their latest sin tax, but they aren’t the only guilty jurisdiction targeting lifestyle choices. November 26, 2019 By: Bobby Casey, Managing Director GWP Never underestimate the stupidity of large groups that vote. Happy Cyber Monday folks! Just in time for the holidays and here comes another sin […]

Private Property Rights, Not Higher Taxes, Will Fix Housing Crises

There is a serious housing crisis happening in many cities around the world. But the solution is a respect for property rights, not higher taxes or more money. November 12, 2018 By: Bobby Casey, Managing Director GWP When I balk at taxes, the first line of defense is always something with the greatest utility like […]

Election Season USA

Election season is upon the USA, and it has become more of an emotional frenzy than a democratic process of people holding their government accountable. November 5, 2018 By: Bobby Casey, Managing Director GWP I might be an expat, but there is something to be said for being above the fray during the US midterm election […]

Tax Cuts Won’t Mask Trade War & Tariff Pitfalls Forever

The US is coming down off the tax cut rush, and the consequences of a trade war and tariffs are becoming more visible. October 29, 2018 By: Bobby Casey, Managing Director GWP Talk to any major Trump fan, and you’ll hear a lot of positive economic talk largely substantiated by top-line numbers. The main argument […]

US Interest to Exceed Military Spending in Ten Years

US annual interest set to exceed military spending within ten years due to reckless and unbridled spending. October 8, 2018 By: Bobby Casey, Managing Director GWP A little over three years ago, we published a blog called “Top Heavy Economy” in which a rather shocking reality was discussed: “Government employees outnumber manufacturing employees by nearly 2 to […]

The Tolls of Tariffs… So Far

Americans will feel the inevitable ripple effect of Trump’s tariffs, as prices go up, and industries shrink under the strain of these new costs. September 24, 2018 By: Bobby Casey, Managing Director GWP We are going from prediction to observation of the effects Trump’s tariffs are having on the US economy. Over the past two […]