Samuel Rines, National Interest

Samuel Rines

National Interest

Houston, TX, United States

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Past articles by Samuel:

Crashing Oil Prices: Do They Help or Hurt the U.S. Economy?

"If anything, recession odds have marginally declined, not increased." → Read More

The Trade War Is Not Only About Trade

Washington is in a long-game with Beijing over ideology and socioeconomic systems. → Read More

A "Rethinking" at the Federal Reserve

The Federal Reserve has decided to "rethink" its current monetary policy approach. What does this mean for the United States? → Read More

Meet the 5 Countries That Will Dominate the Global Economy in 2030

Mexico is currently the eleventh-largest economy in the world, and it may surprise. Partially a derivative of its proximity to the U.S. market, and partly due to preferential trade treatment with its northern neighbor, Mexico is the economy to watch. Granted, it is currently well behind Russia and Brazil. But it is more advantaged through NAFTA and, potentially, the Trans-Pacific Partnership.… → Read More

Why the Federal Reserve Should Not Raise Interest Rates in 2019

The economy is not overheating, it is slowing. → Read More

America's Economy Is Moving the Country In a Positive Direction

The U.S. economy continues to do well amid America's political turmoil. → Read More

The Federal Reserve Has Gone on Autopilot. That Could Be a Bad Idea.

Policy errors tend to happen when confidence is highest. → Read More

Why Polling Data on America's Economy Can Be Wrong

Small business confidence surveys are better used as a political, not economic, indicator. → Read More

How the Trade War Could Backfire and Cost America Its Economic Security

Washington's model of capitalism and liberal democracy is being challenged by Beijing. → Read More

America’s Past Three Decades of Prosperity Were Fueled by Debt

And now it's time to pay. → Read More

No One Wins from America's Latest Round of Chinese Tariffs—Here's Why

Washington is poised to unleash tariffs on $200 billion Chinese goods and Bejing is ready to retaliate forcefully. → Read More

The United States Economy Is Doing Well—Here's Why

The current state of the U.S. economy is great, and that should continue—unless one of two things goes wrong. → Read More

The United States Economy Is Doing Well—Here's Why

The current state of the U.S. economy is great, and that should continue—unless one of two things goes wrong. → Read More

America Needs to Revamp Its Image

If there is something the Trump administration should excel at doing, branding is it. → Read More

The Oil Market Strikes Back

Oil prices moving higher is not purely a positive for the U.S. economy, but it is certainly not the negative it was in the past. → Read More

Is the Fed's New Policy Going to Increase Inflation?

The Fed has thrown a curveball in the form of altering its inflation mandate. → Read More

Trump's Tariffs are a Trade Tool

In many ways, the steel and aluminum tariffs look more like a bargaining stick than true tariffs. → Read More

New Fed Chairman, New Problems

The Fed appears willing to allow inflation pressures and growth to head higher without combating them with too many rate hikes. → Read More

Why the Recent Market Shock Does Not Rattle America's Economic Stability

The underlying U.S. economy is currently growing at a clip that will be difficult to sustain in the medium-term. → Read More

The Coming Job Crisis

Underneath the surface of a surging U.S. labor market, there is a problem: retail employment. → Read More