Publications | The Perryman Group
What does the latest inflation data show?
Radio Spot Broadcast via Texas State Networks on June 13, 2024

Dr. Perryman discusses the latest consumer price index for May.

What does the latest data on job openings show?
Radio Spot Broadcast via Texas State Networks on June 11, 2024

Dr. Perryman discusses the latest data on job openings and what that may mean for the economy.

Child Care Challenges
Column Published in syndication June 05, 2024

One of the most significant problems facing working parents is finding high-quality, affordable child care. It's an issue not only for the families involved, but also for the workforce, the economy, society, and long-term prosperity. It's a complex milieu which I certainly can't fully untangle in the space of a brief column, but let's examine a few critical points.

What are the prospects for a new national stock exchange in Texas?
Radio Spot Broadcast via Texas State Networks on June 10, 2024

Dr. Perryman discusses the proposed Texas Stock Exhange.

Home prices hit a record high in March.
Column Published in syndication June 05, 2024

Dr. Perryman discusses the record high home prices.

What did the Personal Consumption Expenditures Index show in April?
Radio Spot Broadcast via Texas State Networks on June 04, 2024

Dr. Perryman discusses the latest personal consumption expenditures index and what it means for inflation.

Global Trade
Column Published in syndication May 29, 2024

Trade is essential to prosperity, and recent projections indicate that it's likely to rise significantly in the future. Long-term economic growth in any area is not achieved by swapping things with fellow residents, but rather by what a community, state, or nation makes and sells outside their areas that brings in new resources. As I recently discussed, US exports are growing, with Texas leading the way. It's one of the primary reasons that the domestic economy has remained resilient through myriad recent challenges.

How are consumers feeling about making big purchases?
Radio Spot Broadcast via Texas State Networks on May 31, 2024

Dr. Perryman discusses how consumers are feeling about making big purchases.

Who Pays?
Column Published in syndication May 22, 2024

In fiscal year 2023, the US government collected about $4.7 trillion in total revenue, with roughly half ($2.35 trillion) derived from the much-maligned personal income tax. We don't have a detailed breakout yet, but the Tax Foundation recently released an analysis of individual income return statistics from the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) for 2021. Given the attention that taxes always manage to muster in election season and our current fiscal excesses, it's worth a brief review.

How many people living in the US were born in another country?
Radio Spot Broadcast via Texas State Networks on May 27, 2024

Dr. Perryman discusses the number of foreign-born persons living in the US.