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Paul D. McNelis, S.J., is America’s contributing editor for economics and a professor of finance at the Gabelli School of Business at Fordham University, in New York City.
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Paul D. McNelis, S.J.
Jesuit economist: We should think of a minimum wage hike as a tool to increase investment and sustain a post-Covid recovery.
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Paul D. McNelis, S.J.
The parallels to the post-pandemic Roaring ’20s of a century ago are striking. But we have learned how to fine-tune fiscal policy in order to avoid a boom-and-bust cycle.
Should the U.S. reopen all at once or one screen at a time? A woman walks past the closed Lakeshore Cinema in Euclid, Ohio, on May 6. (AP Photo/Tony Dejak)
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Paul D. McNelis, S.J.
We are facing an unprecedented global crisis, which makes it unwise to seek an abrupt return to life as usual, writes Paul D. McNelis, S.J., our contributing editor for economics.
A pedestrian walks past the New York Stock Exchange on March 19. (AP Photo/Kevin Hagen)
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Paul D. McNelis, S.J.
The federal government has the tools to stabilize the economy in the wake of coronavirus, writes the economist Paul D. McNelis, S.J. We cannot settle for delayed and piecemeal responses.
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From the defense of moneylending to ethical research methods, theologians have shaped modern economics and finance, writes Paul McNelis. It may be time for them to step in again.
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Paul D. McNelis, S.J.
Dwight Eisenhower has risen in the rankings of presidents, writes Paul D. McNelis, S.J., and his ability to combine bold initiatives with fiscal discipline is needed today.
Paul Ryan, then the speaker of the U.S. House, attends a town hall meeting on April 27, 2016, at Georgetown University's Institute of Politics and Public Service, in Washington, D.C. (CNS photo/Yuri Gripas, Reuters)
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Paul D. McNelis, S.J.
The Rodney Dangerfield film “Back to School” has a lesson for even the most famous individuals: Anyone can benefit from hitting the books.
Long Island City, a riverfront neighborhood in the Queens borough of New York, was the proposed site for a new Amazon headquarters. (AP Photo/Bebeto Matthews, FIle)
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Paul D. McNelis, S.J.
New York is sending a message that some public officials are no longer willing to play the tax break game, even with giants like Amazon. The rest of the nation should be grateful.
People walk past an electronic board showing Hong Kong share index outside a local bank in Hong Kong Monday, Jan. 8, 2019. (AP Photo/Vincent Yu)
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Paul D. McNelis, S.J.
The press in China does not make any mention of an impending “trade war”—only trade frictions.
Mario Draghi, President of the European Central Bank, delivers his speech during the State of the Union conference organized by the European University Institute in Florence, Italy, Friday, May 11, 2018. (Claudio Giovannini/ANSA via AP)
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Paul D. McNelis, S.J.
Once institutions become very large, do they necessarily become more efficient?