Budget & Tax, Economy

A look at the April economic report

The Oklahoma Treasurer’s monthly economic report was released this week highlighting April revenue collections. The Treasurer’s report shows a breakdown of total gross receipts collected for the month along with a breakdown of various economic measures for the state of Oklahoma.

Curtis Shelton
May 16, 2018
Economy

Rich states, poor states, and Oklahoma’s business growth

The American Legislative Exchange Council (ALEC) last week released its 11th edition of Rich States, Poor States. The economic policy report examines the growth potential for each of the 50 states and ranks them accordingly.

Cody Ray Milner
April 25, 2018
Economy

A look at the March economic report

The Oklahoma Treasurer’s monthly economic report was released last week. The report provides a breakdown of gross receipts collected for the month along with various economic measures for the state of Oklahoma.

Curtis Shelton
April 24, 2018
Economy

OCPA releases analysis, critique of Standard & Poor's (S&P) recent Oklahoma bond rating downgrade

Study finds that S&P’s recent downgrade of Oklahoma should be considered with a healthy degree of skepticism.

July 13, 2017
Economy

What Is Seen and What Is Not Seen

In the economic sphere an act, a habit, an institution, a law produces not only one effect, but a series of effects. Of these effects, the first alone is immediate; it appears simultaneously with its cause; it is seen. The other effects emerge only subsequently; they are not seen; we are fortunate if we foresee them.

Frederic Bastiat
January 31, 2010
Economy

Don't mess with Texas

There's "lots of talk in Oklahoma about looking to Texas as a model for fiscal and economic policy," our liberal friends at the Oklahoma Policy Institute correctly point out. "Better look again," they warn darkly, pointing to Paul Krugman's latest.

Brandon Dutcher
January 7, 2010
Economy

The Free Market: A School of Virtue

Does the market inspire people to greater practical virtue, or does it eviscerate what little virtue any of us have?

Stephen Grabill
December 6, 2009