Cardiff Garcia

U.S. Alphaville Editor, Financial Times

Cardiff Garcia appears in the following:

Economics Of A Border Wall

Friday, December 14, 2018

President Donald Trump has made building a border wall between the U.S. and Mexico one of his signature issues. Today, the Indicator looks at the economics of a border wall.


Examining The Impact Of U.S. Sanctions Against Other Countries

Friday, December 14, 2018

The U.S. currently has more economic sanctions in place than at any other time in history. That begs the question: Do sanctions actually work?


Economic Insecurity

Wednesday, December 12, 2018

The U.S. economy looks in fine shape — for now — but even a lot of Americans with jobs still struggle financially. Here are three Indicators to monitor economic insecurity in the U.S.


Unto The Brexit

Monday, December 10, 2018

UK Prime Minister Theresa May's plan to exit the European Union has hit a wall. What happens now?


More Jobs, Less Pay

Friday, December 07, 2018

In honor of jobs day, we look at the jobs that used to be high-paying, that are now low-paying. What happened to these jobs? And what can it tell us about the U.S. economy?


The Fed's Mistake?

Thursday, December 06, 2018

For years after the Great Recession, the Federal Reserve kept short term interest rates near zero percent. It began raising rates in 2015 — but did it jump the gun.


Paris Is Burning

Wednesday, December 05, 2018

What the yellow vest protests in Paris tell us about economic reform in France and the parallels with politics in the U.S.


Behind The Curve

Tuesday, December 04, 2018

When the yield curve inverts, people worry that it's a sign we're headed for recession. But its predictive reliability also depends on the way it inverts.


Trade War And Peace

Monday, December 03, 2018

China and the U.S. have been locked in a trade war for most of 2018, but peace may be on the horizon.... at least a partial peace.


The Voyages Of The Starship Indicator

Friday, November 30, 2018

NASA has been taking a more hands-off approach to extra-planetary exploration. What will that mean for the economics of space?


Space Economics

Thursday, November 29, 2018

From moon missions and space shuttles to public-private partnerships.


Unlike Most Countries, Australia Has Progressed For 27 Years Without A Recession

Thursday, November 29, 2018

Do recessions have to happen? Is it possible for a country to just not have economic downturns? Australia has gone nearly 30 years without a recession. So what can we learn from it?


Do Sanctions Work?

Wednesday, November 28, 2018

Sanctions have become an increasingly common foreign policy tool for the U.S. How effective are they?


College Side Hustle

Tuesday, November 27, 2018

Colleges and universities are finding creative ways to make money.


See Stocks Run

Friday, November 23, 2018

The stock market has been on a wild ride lately. Today, the Indicator looks at what's going on and whether we should worry for the economy.


The Price Of Your Turkey Dinner

Wednesday, November 21, 2018

We talk turkey with the American Farm Bureau about changes in the price of Thanksgiving Dinner.


The Ins & Outs Of The Minimum Wage

Tuesday, November 20, 2018

The minimum wage is a contentious issue. Some claim it's a job killer. But what does the research show?


Recession Indicators, Pt 2

Monday, November 19, 2018

Wondering whether we're poised to tip into a recession? The jobs market may point the way.


Recession Indicators, Pt 1

Friday, November 16, 2018

Are we heading into a recession? The Conference Board's Leading Indicator has ten ways to tell.


The Lucky Country

Thursday, November 15, 2018

Australia hasn't had a recession in 27 years. Good policy? Or just good luck?