US economy clocked in at a terribly weak 0.5% growth rate in the first quarter.

5476143309_d3c6a99bfd_qPolicy and Government

US economy clocked in at a terribly weak 0.5% growth rate in the first quarter.

In the Washington Examiner, Joseph Lawler reports the US just suffered its worst quarter for economic growth in 2 years.

Stephen MacLean calls Governor Cuomo’s minimum wage increase a cruel April Fools joke.

At MarketWatch, Jeffry  Bartash reports business investment is the weakest since the great recession.

On Boomberg, David Malpass says the economy lacks the investment needed to grow the economy.

At Freedomist, Bill Collier says Ted Cruz should amp up his strong prosperity message instead of distractions like the Fiorina VP announcement.

Monetary

In The Week, Jeff Spross says Donald Trump is shockingly sane on the Federal Reserve.

At MyCentralJersey, Dick Bergeron says Steve Forbes is advancing a compelling socio-economic argument with his calls to reform the Fed.

In the WSJ, David Harrison reports the Fed is in no rush to raise rates.

Regulatory

At Heritage, Norbert Michel makes the case against Dodd-Frank.

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