What is the reason for the recent rise in personal income?
Radio Spot Broadcast via Texas State Networks on May 17, 2021

Dr. Perryman explains why Americans are able to earn and have more money. 

What do the latest indicators of consumer confidence and spending indicate for the economy in general?
Radio Spot Broadcast via Texas State Networks on February 17, 2020

Consumer spending was up in January and consumer confidence is also high. Dr. Perryman explains how this is helpful.

How should the House and Senate handle spending bills?
Radio Spot Broadcast via Texas State Networks on December 16, 2019

A deal in the House and Senate bodes well for approval of the spending bill and avoiding a government shutdown. Dr. Perryman asks, where is the heavy lifting?

What event had a major impact on consumer spending for September?
Radio Spot Broadcast via Texas State Networks on November 01, 2017

September consumer spending showed its biggest monthly gain in 8 years. Dr. Perryman says the numbers need to be tempered because of the hurricanes.

What is one factor in reduced consumer spending, and why might this be the case?
Radio Spot Broadcast via Texas State Networks on August 24, 2017

Retailers say one of the biggest reasons for a slowdown in consumer spending has to do with changes in immigration policy. Dr. Perryman says Hispanics are simply holding on to their money.

When Zero Isn't Zero
Column Published in syndication October 06, 2021

Recent quotes from many politicians claim that the proposed $3.5 trillion spending bill costs "zero." Just in case you were wondering, this is not so. Even if taxes are raised by enough to theoretically cover the costs (a problem in and of itself given the methods and time periods used to arrive at this conclusion), there are nonetheless negative effects on individuals, families, corporations, and the economy.