Recent Blog Posts

Before Thinking About Expanding Medicare, Read the Trustees Reports

Posted: 9/16/2021 9:14:58 AM
The Social Security and Medicare Trustees Reports were finally released on August 31, or almost five months after their scheduled release date of April 1. This year’s release date was the latest since 1967 when the April 1 release date was established. You may think that the delay was due to some surprising development with the programs&rs...

College Station – Bryan MSA Unemployment Rate Released

Posted: 9/8/2021 6:59:20 AM
The Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) just released unemployment rates for Metropolitan Statistical Areas (MSAs) for July 2021, and the College Station – Bryan (CSB) MSA rate fell from 5.0% in June to 4.4% in July. Meanwhile, the state of Texas rate fell from 6.5% to 6.2%, and the national rate fell from 5.9% to 5.4%. (The U.S. rate is avai...

It’s Time to End the Eviction Moratorium

Posted: 8/19/2021 2:58:05 PM
Amid controversies and legal challenges, the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) and Prevention recently extended the federal eviction moratorium once again, this time to October 3, to cover areas with high levels of Covid-19 (which are about 80% of U.S. counties as of August 18, 2021). A few states, including California and New York, have also im...