THE ECONOMIST: People and places

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New population estimates have been released, and once again Texas gained far more residents than any other state. The US population increased by a...

THE ECONOMIST: Trends that could drive economic growth in 2024

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Looking back at 2023 (or 2022, 2021, or 1687 for that matter) confirms that there are always unanticipated events in the economy, no matter...

THE ECONOMIST: Looking back

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As I’ve said before, one of the most striking characteristics the U.S. economy demonstrated in 2023 was resilience. Texas set a blazing growth pace...

THE ECONOMIST: Around and about

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The seven largest metropolitan areas in Texas drive the overall pace of growth, accounting for nearly eight of every 10 net new jobs. Looking...

THE ECONOMIST: COP28 deal historic

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The recent United Nations Climate Conference in Dubai, known as COP28, ended with a historic agreement that, for the first time, mentions transitioning away...

THE ECONOMIST: Texas tomorrow

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The Texas economy has been on a strong growth trajectory. About 1.1 million of the 4.5 million net jobs the United States has gained...

THE ECONOMIST: US economy shows resilience

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The U.S. economy has demonstrated remarkable resilience over the past several years. Despite the COVID-19 pandemic, historic inflation, supply chain snarls that have taken...

THE ECONOMIST: Literacy and the workforce

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Literacy is defined as “the ability to understand, evaluate, use and engage with written texts to participate in society, to achieve one’s goals, and...

THE ECONOMIST: Where the jobs are

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The dynamic Texas economy has been leading the way in job creation and opportunities. At the same time, future performance hinges on the ability...

THE ECONOMIST: Progress

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About 2.5 million Texas voters recently approved 13 Constitutional Amendments. Several of the propositions involve notable and much-needed investments, while others relate to tax...